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Why we started

Below is the story of why Change MFCR opened its doors to provide mental health and self development

The purpose of Change M.F.C.R, inc is to empower humans. Change M.F.C.R, inc was born from a realization that support, mental health, learning events, and coaching can help individuals, families, and professionals change their lives. For the past 9 years we have been  providing counseling, life coaching, business coaching, corporate workshops and speaking services to the communities we served. But this was not always possible. The founders Carolina Alvarez and Dr. Julio C Caba lived in a situation that seemed impossible to fix. It all started with Dr. Julio C Caba the coach, speaker, and administrator of the organization. Coming from turbulent times he lived a life of hopelessness, disparity, and lack of mental health. Born in New York City, in some of the worst neighborhoods at the time, poverty was an everyday experience. Leading to many issues in his future. Dropping out of high school and becoming a father by the age of 16 was just the beginning of Dr. Caba's issue. By the age of 17 he fathered twin daughters. Before he even hit the age of 22, Julio became a single father as the mother of the children left, leaving Julio with three kids under the age of three. With lack of skills, education, and support he became homeless with his three children. Dr. Caba's life spiraled out of control. For a while, Julio wandered the streets with his children battling to find food and shelter for his three children. At the time he was friends with Carolina who was working on her psychology degree. Every night Dr. Julio C Caba would call Carolina from a pay phone in despair. Crying and desperate for answers on how to get himself and his children  off of  the streets. This life created mental health issues such as depression, suicidal ideation, and even trauma. Every day Carolina would spend hours talking to Julio. What they both did not know at the time was that the training in psychology Carolina was taking helped Dr. Caba in finding himself. The talks on the payphone became the light at the end of Julio's tunnel. He would then ask her questions about what she would learn in school like theories and other areas of the psychology world. After some time and even more turbulent situations, Carolina and Julio realized what was happening. They realized that the talks about mental health were giving Julio what he needed to improve himself and his situation. Carolina assisted Julio in starting counseling which became regularfor him. This started a chain of events that led to the creation of the organization. Julio went back to school to get his bachelor's, masters and doctorate in business. He also began to speak at organizations as a motivational speaker. Carolina, finished her Bachelors and then masters in Psychology. Carolina went on to becoming a counselor. Using her passion of helping people and experiences of witnessing what counseling can produce to empower others. One day they both sat down to discuss the impact these services had on their lives. They understood that counseling and coaching services helped in creating a healthier family for them. This is when they decided to open up Change MFCR. So they can give the community back what made them stronger. Paying the community back for change that was created within Julio's life and in turn their families life. 9  years later they are still providing services and doing anything they could to empower humans. 

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