Yesenia Ramos and Cano Padilla

Yesenia Ramos (19) talks to her mentor Cano Padilla (36) about her experiences in the foster care system as an adolescent, navigating college and work as a young adult, and her hopes for the future.

Sidney Claire
July 25, 2022 App Interview

Sidney Claire (23) is interviewed by her boyfriend, Enrique (22). They discuss growing up in Chelsea Alabama, faith and mental health counseling.

Borden Wilson and Clay Wilson

Siblings Borden Wilson (57) and Clay Wilson (62) discuss childhood memories of growing up in Texas then moving to Florida. They talk about losing their father at a young age, growing closer over the years, taking care of their 93...

Surviving the Death of a Child

Daisy Luke talks to her mother Suzanne Luke about the death of Suzanne’s first child. They talk about grief and how to continue when something terrible happens.

Walter Kasten

Listen as Walt tells us the story of his life, starting in New Jersey then traveling to Iowa and then landing in Flint Michigan and ending up here at Friendship Village.

Jamie Meurer and Daemond Benjamin

Coworkers Jamie Meurer [no age given] and Daemond Benjamin [no age given] share their experiences over the last few years as on-track coordinators working with ninth-graders in Hartford, CT.

Tonya Wenger and Paris Lipsey-Coley

One Small Step conversation partners Tonya Wenger (49) and Paris Lipsey-Coley (49) discuss their children and parenting, meditation for self-care, and how faith informs their points of view.

What it was like for Monty growing up

My brother monty opens up to me about some of his memories as a child.

Year 4 – Me, You, and the Lou

We've been married for a full year. What went through your head through it all?

Tricialee Friedman and Ava Ahmadbeigi

Tricialee Friedman (31) talks with her new friend Ava Ahmadbeigi (26) about her family history and personal history with depression and trauma. They talk about the lore surrounding her father's alleged death or disappearance and how that has influenced her...

Noelle Kempton and Jennifer Kempton

Sisters-in-law Noelle Kempton (38) and Jennifer Kempton (34) share with each other their experiences of pain, both emotionally and physically. Jennifer talks about her chronic illness and its limitations on her life, and Noelle shares about being a military spouse...

Alexis Bara and Ben Bara

Alexis Bara (30) shares a conversation with her spouse, Ben Bara (32), about Ben’s diagnosis of depression, his symptoms, how depression has changed him, and how he is feeling now.

Colleen Gleason and Eunice Cho

Colleen Gleason (64) is interviewed by her new friend Eunice Cho (33). CG describes her childhood, the significance of mental health in her life, and her work with children with autism.

Angela Filipiak and Sydney Connor

Coworkers Angela “Angie” Filipiak (43) and Sydney Connor (31) talk about how they take care of their mental health in their work as nurses.

Creating a racial justice hero: Rachel Willis of Elevating Equity

This interview details how racial justice advocate Rachel Willis became who she is today as well as the personal and professional battles she faces everyday to create a flourishing legacy for herself and her country.

Barbara Fried and Leigh Sato

Longtime family friends Barbara Fried (87) and Leigh Sato (61) discuss the founding of Innisfree Village and how its challenges, ideals, and opportunities have evolved over time.

Alena Rogers and Raj Kumar

Alena Rogers (39) tells Raj Kumar (37) about her past challenges with homelessness and substance abuse, and how Raj leasing her an apartment helped (in part) get her back on her feet.

Shanon Dupree and Lizzie Kazan

Shanon Dupree (63) and her case manager Lizzie Kazan (27) talk about Shanon's struggle to overcome domestic violence and where she thinks she is headed in the future.