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I Am Coleman – Rick R.

I was a scrawny, red-haired kid with freckles.  I was bullied a lot because of my size and the fact that my dad was a cop.  I started trying to prove to everyone that I wasn’t a cop’s son… and that never got me into anything but trouble. I was drinking cherry vodka at...

I Am Coleman – Bob Powell

“Seek Examples, Not Excuses.” That is a phrase that Bob Powell has been saying for years. Bob is a great example of someone who lives by his motto. Coleman was in its infancy in 1978 when Bob became a client. There were not many options for behavioral healthcare in...

She believed she could, so she did

Janet’s Story – “She believed she could, so she did.” I can’t breathe.  My heart feels like it’s going to pound out of my chest.  I feel the rising burn upon my face.  I know without looking in a mirror, my makeup is running off.  I feel the all too familiar beads of...

My Path to Recovery

I was alone and lost, thinking my life might as well be over because nobody cared. It was a horrible way to feel, but with Coleman’s help, I was able to start my path to recovery. I grew up with nine siblings and had what I considered to be a “normal” childhood. With...

Cory’s Road to Recovery

Video: Cory’s Road to Recovery. Cory lived a very traumatic childhood. Listen as he describes how Coleman helped him through the darkness.  

Coleman Helped Me Regain My Future

My name is Linda, and I’m 46 years old. When I was about six, my mother’s boyfriend began molesting me. He would come into my bedroom at night, while my mother was working. He told me not to tell anyone because it would ruin our family and no one would believe me. Six...

Lawrence’s Road to Recovery

Video: Lawrence’s Road to Recovery. Lawrence found Coleman while serving time in prision. Learn about how Coleman helped him take control of his life.  

Dementia Changed Our World

My wife and I have shared a very good life together. She, a retired nurse, and I, a retired surgeon, have had the pleasure of enjoying great jobs, raising four children and spending time with our nine grandchildren. We retired to Aurora and took full advantage of the...

My Job has Given Me a New Purpose

I work at Coleman Data Solutions, where I have been doing data entry and imaging since 2000. I love my job because I enjoy both the work I do and my co-workers – 80 percent of whom have a disability, just as I do. When I was a very small child, my parents took me to...