Story of Darcy Mascarenas
“Thanks to Social Model, I am about to embark on the greatest adventure.”
My name is Darcy. I have struggled with mental health most of my life. I was in a rough spot in my life back in 2017. I was homeless with nothing in my name, not even a cellphone, and in desperate need of work. I heard Social Model Recovery Systems was hiring.
I applied for the Administrative Assistant position in Mid Valley Outpatient and ended up nailing the interview. I began my journey here at Social Model Recovery Systems with nothing but a week’s worth of clothing (that I mostly got from donations) and no hope, but here I am today full of hope and confidence.
I am thankful to Social Model Recovery Systems for giving me a chance, for seeing something in me that I didn’t see at the time, and most importantly for allowing me to grow not just as a person but to advance in my career.
The longer I worked here, the more I learned, not just about my job, but about the organization as a whole and even more about myself and how important my mental health was and how important it was to take care of yourself.
Each time I advanced as an employee and learned a new skill set, I also ended up learning more and more of what I was capable of as a person.
I am moving across the country to live a life I have always dreamed of with all the hope and possibility one could ever hope for. I would have never been able to make this move without the knowledge and skills I have now.
Thank you, Social Model Recovery Systems family.