Yasmine: The Long Road Home

Yasmine was good at hiding in plain sight. Thirteen-years of living with a drug addicted mother will do that to just about anybody. Over time her grades began to slip, and she slowly stopped walking home with her friends. Third Way Center helped set her on a different route. Every day in the spring of […]

Aaron: Senior Grants Officer and Coach

Aaron is a former Third Way Center resident who came from a broken home and a community struggling with gang violence. He’s now a successful grant writer, coach, and family man. Aaron’s Journey: Aaron came to Third Way Center in the summer of 1986. His 13-year old biological mother had lost custody of him, and […]

Robert: Supervisor & Fine Arts Student

Meet Robert, he’s a twenty-one year old fine arts major at Metro State, who also works full-time at his on-campus job in the supervisory role of Parking Coordinator. Not long ago he was a resident at Third Way Center. As a teen, Robert was having legal and family issues and was living with several different […]

Michele: Mother & Kitchen Supervisor for MHCD

Meet Michele, a successful adult, running the kitchen at 2 Succeed, a program of MHCD (Mental Health Centers of Denver). But in the late 70’s, during her teenage years, Michele was a run away, living on the streets or at interim placements until she found herself in juvenile hall and eventually was placed with Third […]

Sean: Business Administration Student

Sean has been waiting his whole life to fit. At 6’9” it’s hard for Sean to fit into clothing, a bed, or fit his knees under a desk. He was removed from his home at age 5 and has had to learn to fit in at a different home or treatment center nearly every year […]

Will: Computer Science Major

Will believes that much of his current success is due to the Third Way Center staff who didn’t give up on him, no matter what happened or how many times he “screwed up.” He believes that the skills he acquired at Third Way Center have truly enabled him to become a successful and productive member […]