I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis a few years ago. One day I was searching online for help – help with housing, medical, and food, etc. I came across Independence Now and the advertisement got my attention, I called and that’s how I met Rochelle Harrod at Independence Now. From the very first phone call, Ms. Harrod was encouraging, knowledgeable, professional, willing to listen to me – just a true blessing. Since I have met Ms. Harrod and been involved with the Independence Now Program I am no longer homeless.
I had met with Ms. Harrod about one year ago and she placed me on the CCH waiting list for housing and I am happy to report my housing came through and I am now living in a nice 2 bedroom apartment with my son. It is very nice to have a home, and nice to have my son living with me again. I can call Ms. Harrod regarding any issue I have and she always helps and points me in the right direction. Unfortunately recently, someone tried to break into my apartment and I was scared. I called and told Ms. Harrod and she suggested that I speak to the rental office and try to get an ADP security system as a reasonable accommodation. I am in the process of doing that now. These are just a few examples of the help Ms. Harrod has given to me. I just wanted you to know what an asset Rochelle Harrod is to Independence Now. I know she is God-sent to me. Thank you.
Independence Now’s Independent Living Team is available to provide support, information, and resources to individuals living with Multiple Sclerosis in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties, Maryland. To learn more call 240-638-0070 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit https://www.innow.org/independent-living-services/.
To learn more about Multiple Sclerosis, visit https://www.msif.org/.