While I’m awaiting the new fall issue of the magazine any minute — I’m told they are shipping from our printer and dropping in the mail as I write this — I wanted to give you an update on our cover story from fall 2009. Dr. John Dorsey ’00, a graduate of Widener’s MD/MBA program and founder of Project Horseshoe Farm in Greensboro, Ala., provided the excerpt below from the dynamic community organization’s recent newsletter. Thanks for the update, Dr. Dorsey! — Sam Starnes, Editor
It has been a busy summer here in Greensboro.
All of us have hit the ground running, juggling our responsibilities of volunteering at our housing program for women with mental disorders, fundraising for the organization, preparing for the start of our math tutoring programs, and engaging with the local community.
The Housing Program, which began last December, had a very successful first summer. We have already welcomed seven residents in the program, and three have “graduated” to more independent living. It is a bittersweet process to see residents leave for completely independent housing; we are happy to see that the companionship we have provided has helped them become healthy and strong, but it still feels like losing a friend.
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