TMI CLIENT TESTIMONIALS
You Aren't Alone
I don’t know where I would be without TMI. When I felt alone and desperate, they were there to tell me that I am okay and that I am not alone.
Lending a Helping Hand
TMI has helped me from everything from interviewing, job searching and coaching, and being proactive with resume writing, cover letters, and following up. The assistance has paid off for me. I'm currently working two jobs, and taking online courses with the Food 4 Less management training program.
TMI staff drove me to UCSD every day for two months. I never felt that they were doing it because it was their job; I always felt that they were doing it because they cared about me. They treated me as a family member with respect, consideration and support.
Feeling Whole Again
A client in TMI’s Supported Employment program was homeless and not working before being referred to TMI by the Department of Rehabilitation. The client had this to say about her TMI Division Manager, “Thank you so much, Mary! When I meet with you, you give me self-esteem and confidence. I feel like a whole person again!"
Making Dreams Come True
TMI helped Elena, who is deaf, to teach sign language to children at a library. Elena had the biggest grin on her face when TMI told her she would be teaching ASL to children. She said, “I can see myself becoming a teacher. It’s my dream!” Our response: “We will help you get there!”
Without TMI I would be in a nursing home. TMI is the reason that I am still living in my house with pride and dignity. - Patty
TMI helped me to get my first apartment. Because of TMI events I have seen and met old and new friends. - James
The reason I love TMI is because you care about my future and life and that means a lot to me and I'd like to thank you guys. - Kevin
TMI is a great advocate for my rights and makes miracles happen. - Ryan
Because of the help I receive from TMI, I am able to live a more independent and happy life. - Laurence
TMI helps me build better friendships and relationships with people and helps me with reaching my goals and dreams. They also helped me to become better organized and to stay on track. - Robert
I like TMI. They help me live on my own. - Matt
My Facilitator helps keep me on track by helping me to budget my money. She makes a difference in my cat's health, and just being there for me. - Leslie
Coming a Long Way
B.G. (a TMI client) has accomplished a lot. I admire his discipline and the fact that B.G. has learned from his mistakes. He has come a long way. B.G. is well liked here and has made a lot of friends. BG will be an honorary part of the Veteran's Day Parade along with Tim (USS Midway Supervisor) who has really taken him under his wing.
— Chris Coyote, USS Midway
Feeling Whole Again
Recently I had the privilege to gain a new coworker. His name is Michael and I'm grateful for the opportunity to work with him. Every shift that we work together, I watch many people greet him personally with smiles and warmth. They ask how he is doing and express how glad they are to see him. I know that I am fortunate for this opportunity and hope that we will have many shifts together. Thank you for helping him to find his way to Vons!
— Paula DeLessio, Vons - Rancho Bernardo
Making Dreams Come True
Zachary, Noah, and Kyle all come into the office with a smile on their faces and have such great attitudes. Our office staff always looks forward to their next services. They are very helpful and always willing to do extra work. We are very happy with all three of them. Becki the Job Coach is also amazing. We always see her hustling and making sure that all three gentlemen are doing a good job. We appreciate all their hard work. They are a pleasure to work with.
— Karena Giorgianni, Sr. Property Coordinator - TWS Facility Services
Helping to Serve the Community
I would like to take the opportunity to inform you how much we are blessed by the young men and women you send to the Bread Basket Food Bank to help us serve the community.
Alex and his young men, Mikey, Brandon, and Steven, are an amazing help and make our work SO much easier. All are hard-working men and a joy to be around and talk with as we serve others. They are also committed, prompt, neat, and personable. They are willing to help in all areas, flipping bread, going through to be sure all bread is fresh, carrying boxes for us, bagging potatoes, and all other day to day needs of the food bank.
Lizbeth and her girls bring a smile to our face and those of others the moment they walk into the door. Sarah, Lauren, and Ariana do their work with happy hearts and help with filling emergency boxes of food for patrons, stocking, going through produce and bread and anything else they are asked.
Alex and Lizbeth are amazing leaders. They set the example modeling a good work ethic and doing the work with joy and making it fun. As a retired teacher of 26 years, I have often been required to work with young people with special needs. Alex and Lizbeth both have patience and skills to make a task understandable to each of their team members and help them be successful at completing the task promptly, correctly, and as well as anyone.
There are truly no words to explain to you what a help your teams are to the food bank. They are personable, fun, and the best volunteers we have EVER had at the good bank. All of the teams mesh well with each other and with the other volunteers at the food bank. Because of their help, they save us hours of time.
So often we hear only the negative about people. All of us here want you to know your teams are AMAZING AND WE LOVE THEM!
— Lynnea Hiebert, Bread Basket Food Bank Coordinator
I have so many wonderful things to say about TMI. For several years Casey has been in great hands with Greg Rickards, his Team Leader. Dennis Moran has done a fantastic job keeping Casey involved with wonderful job sites. The people he works with every day are very supportive and kind to Casey. Casey's daily work program (with his best friend Trevor) is the singular activity that gives Casey independent opportunities to be out in the community. He enjoys being "away" from "parents"! Thank you very much for your involvement in giving Casey these daily chances to interact with so many wonderful people.
— Debbie, Casey's Mom
I will always appreciate and will always be thankful to TMI for helping me with my son and family to accomplish goals that needed to be done and still helping, which I would have not been able to if I did not have TMI services.
— Claudia, Jonathan's Mom