We were humbled when, after seeing our work, Guild Incorporated reached out to us to create a piece that would tell the story of their organization through the lens of one of their clients. Guild Incorporated touches the lives of thousands in Minnesota, providing wrap-around, integrated treatment and services to people with mental illness so they can lead quality lives. In the summer of 2012, we filmed Shirley, along with her son Chevy and her caseworker Molli.
We were honored to get to know Shirley, a vibrant and resilient woman who is now back at the center of her large and loving family and also working in the community, thanks to Guild’s good work. Guild has worked with many, many others to help them rejoin their families and communities. It is an effective, thoughtful caring organization and we are proud to have worked with them.
Adam Levy of The Honeydogs graciously shared with us his song, “Everything In Its Place,” about his son’s own struggles with mental illness. His band Liminal Phase also lent us two tunes.
The resulting video was shown at their 2012 Ladder of Hope events which were, in all, attended by nearly 1,000 people, and will also be featured on the organization’s website.