A Success Story
Christopher L. joined the VISTAS North Hollywood family in August of 2015. From the beginning it became apparent that Christopher was a kind, mild-mannered and intelligent person
who struggled with depression, social isolation, elopement and different forms of self-harm. Over the last two and one half years,
Christopher has made remarkable progress through his individual efforts and support from the VISTAS Treatment Team. Christopher now reports feeling much happier.
He socializes well with his peers and has cultivated many positive relationships. He no longer attempts to elope from program or engage in self-harm. He has recently taken classes at
Valley College and is an excellent candidate for a position of employment. All of us at VISTAS couldn't be more proud of Christopher!
The VISTAS family was deeply saddened to learn that a former consumer, Nathan Hartman had passed away. Nathan attended the VISTAS
Panorama City and VISTAS North Hollywood program for a number of years. Nathan possessed a wonderful personality which served as a foundation to highly
entertaining social interactions with his peers and staff. He always had an energizing and endearing smile on his face. His sense of humor was innate, creative, and never ceased to amaze.
His warm demeanor and kind heart ingratiated him to people directly involved in his life as well as people he was meeting for the first time.
His performances in several VISTAS' productions have become legendary for his on stage acting skills. Nathan left VISTAS about 4 years ago to attend different programs.
However, he never left the hearts of the staff members and fellow consumers who were honored to have known him.
Cynthia Sigala joined the VISTAS Hawthorne family in May, 2017 as a counselor. Cynthia is a kind, supportive and upbeat person. She is
adored by the consumers at VISTAS Hawthorne and her work with them is very effective. The classes and activities she leads are consistently creative and educative which helps
the consumers improve behaviorally and emotionally. We are all honored to have Cynthia at VISTAS!
Three Wise Men
These 3 extraordinary gentlemen have been an honor to serve over the past 28 to 30 years. Steve joined the VISTAS family in July 1985.
Leon and Michael joined the VISTAS family in July 1987. Each of them has grown and progressed in so many areas related to stress-management, socialization, communication, community-integration, and independent-living. They are kind, endearing, and unique individuals who VISTAS celebrates for their dedication and commitment. We are proud of you gentlemen and look forward to serving you in the years ahead!
Leon - VISTAS has helped me in many ways. It has helped keep me out of the hospital, cope with life, communicate better with people and learn how to make friends.
Michael - VISTAS is a nice place. I feel better when I'm at VISTAS and I feel very safe here. I really like going on the outings, they are a lot of fun. It's a great place to come to everyday.
Steve - I like VISTAS a lot. The staff and clients are nice. I really enjoy the outings to the animal shelter and the classes at program,
especially cooking class. VISTAS has helped me a lot with being nervous and becoming independent.