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"As you well know, illness and depression walk hand in hand for persons like me who have no family or real friends to cheer my darkened corner. Life holds little joy….

I have to create order out of chaos and happiness out of almost continual sorrow. It is not easy being alone and struggling to find validation in a youth-worshipping society … [Carl] left no stone unturned when it came to looking for tools to assist me in solving my predicaments, and he would always leave me with a feeling that my situation was somehow brighter. He truly helped me to discover ways to maintain better control of my life."

- PEARLS participant Lacey Gannon, in a letter she wrote to the City of Seattle in appreciation for the program and Carl Kaiser's counseling services.



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