“I have been a resident of Elliott House for 18 months, my 4th shot at Day Parole. I had served 36 years of a life sentence 20 years before that. I’ve battled alcohol and drug addiction most of my life and had problems with authority as well. These issues have been the biggest contributing factors in my parole violations.
The program here at Elliott House has been instrumental in some important changes I have made in my attitude and view of life in the community. There are rules and authority figures here of course but, the overall attitude of Elliott House Staff has made it very easy for me to comply and adjust to a community minded way of life. The Elliott House program is extremely beneficial to those of us who have had enough of prison and now seriously desire change. It is my belief that if every halfway house operated the way Elliott House does, there would be a lot less animosity towards the system and a lot more willingness to make the adjustment from prison to the outside world.
The Elliott House program is not for everyone getting out of prison but, for those of us who have the sincere desire for positive change, it is a great opportunity. For my own part, this program (and the people who run it) have given me the best opportunity I’ve been given in many years for a chance at a normal life.”
Thank you Elliott House,