Watchful Clinic Case Manager made a very good comment about Paradise People that I thought would be good to post as its own blogging.
But, before I do that, I saw this morning that the Blogger program put 3 of your comments into the "spam" folder. When I saw that, I hit the publish button. I will try and remember to check the "spam" folder whenever I log into the Google account.
And now the comment about Paradise People....
Watchful clinic case manager has left a new comment on your post "Paradise Center Press Release for Immediate Distribution":
I got a good view of the move on Monday. There was a stark contrast between the Paradise people and the bureaucrats. While one is acting like a real nonprofit consumer-run group who was working as a team with pride of ownership doing their best to help remove their possession from the new building that's supposedly a medical storage facility.
Then there's the bureaucrats who acted like typical unmotivated and uninvested people killing time standing around chitchatting waiting until they can leave work. There's D.who uses an oxygen breather moving plants that he's known for tending in memory of Paradise members who had passed on to a better place while two high salaried staff from Hulen tower sat there and watched him struggle. Ellen and Tony and Sandy shared gossip and jokes as two female Paradise leaders with obvious health problems did their best to help.
It was painful, yet inspiring to watch. I now see why Paradise Center was so successful and efficient with their very limited resources. That group's going to make it.
Oh, and Theresa was doing her usual thing of wearing several hats and multitasking while being friendly to all around her and interrupted by phone calls regarding case manager type things she was working on to help the clients ...which many of us case managers now can appreciate so much better because now we suddenly have many issues to deal with that were previously done by Paradise Center's consumer leaders, Board members, volunteers, and Theresa. MHMR-TC really screwed up in many different ways.
You're on the right track in asking questions about the secretive relationship between MHMR-TC and Bravo and NAMI-TC.
What should focus on next is the secrets behind how the building that's now overflowing clients from three different clinics was taken away from the consumers shortly after it was built. It was designed and p r e s e n t e d to voters as a community center for consumers that were members of Paradise Center. I believe that just like the JPS scandal from 4-5 years ago, reducing access to services and facilities for the intended recipients to make executives look good to the Trustees, who then reward them with fat salaries and bonuses, is what's driving all these unethical, if not illegal activities.
Speaking of which, I hope Theresa's lawyers clean their clocks for deliberately making clients and staff think she had done something horrible or even criminal. This finally clicked for me when my wise parents said if she was guilty of anything she'd be hiding or hightailing it out of town.
Instead it's the MHMR-TC leadership who's been hiding and trying to smear her as person--not a word about professional conduct...or misconduct. Not a word.