Laurence’s Story

Back on Track to Success

Laurence Foshee

Client, Crossroads Clubhouse / Family and Children's Services

Wending your way through young adulthood can be hard enough.

A brief psychiatric episode interrupted 24-year-old Laurence Foshee’s journey through those difficult years, but Crossroads Clubhouse and Family and Children’s Services help get him back on track.

Laurence was at college when the episode hit and landed him at the Tulsa Center for Behavioral Health. When he was dismissed, he need a place to reintegrate himself socially. That’s when a Family and Children’s Services counselor introduced him to “the Clubhouse.”

“When I first went to the Clubhouse, I felt self-conscious,” Laurence recalled. “But I couldn’t have recovered without them.”

The Clubhouse helped Laurence get his own apartment and a job. He is a baker for the locally famous Altamont Cookies, baked weekly at the B’nai Emunah Synagogue in Tulsa. The Clubhouse also helped him get back into college. He recently earned as associate’s degree in math from Tulsa Community College, and plans to attend OU in Norman this fall.
“I received so much encouragement and support from everyone at the Clubhouse,” he says. “I couldn’t have done it without them.”

This summer, he will participate in a “half-coastal” bicycle ride from Oceanside, Calif., to Wichita, Kansas – a metaphorical journey to success.