TCLI Member Stories


Meet Ronald

Living in an adult care home, Ronald had a lot of time on his hands, but little to do. With access to few art supplies other than notebook paper, colored pencils and crayons, he took to drawing. He drew farm scenes he remembered from his youth in the mountains of Virginia. He drew tractors, farmers, horses, black bears and crops arranged in neat rows.

Today, some of those same colorful sketches hang…

Meet Sheron

For Sheron, “home” has always meant western North Carolina. A Hendersonville native, Sheron’s high cheekbones and long, thick hair reflect her grandmother’s Cherokee heritage. She feels a strong connection to the mountains. Now, “home” has a second meaning – a home of her own.

Sheron is a grandmother and great-grandmother. She’s also…

Meet Jonathan

At night, Jonathan likes to open his window and listen to the sounds of a mountain stream that runs behind his Boone apartment. It helps him relax, even puts him to sleep at times.

As a teen growing up in Wilkesboro, Jonathan…

Call 1-800-849-6127 toll free 24/7 to access mental health, substance use and intellectual and/or developmental disability services. Members can request materials in Spanish or English.

Llamar al número gratuito 1-800-849-6127 24/7 para obtener servicios y apoyo a la salud mental, discapacidades de desarrollo y abuso de sustancias. Los miembros pueden solicitar materiales en español o Inglés.