Jefferson Award Winner Provides Retreat for Mental Illness Patients

For hundreds of people struggling with mental illness, a downtown San Jose center has been their lifeline for decades, thanks to this week’s Jefferson Award winner.

Carol Larson sat comfortably on a couch, surrounded by friends. She has struggled with schizophrenia, but she’s found a special place in a social club for recovering mental health patients.  “I feel like I belong,” she said simply.

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