Sean was a pleasant, fun young man. I met him when he reached out and contacted me, being desperate to leave a situation at another location that involved intolerable living conditions. Without much of an interview, I accepted him to stay here, because I wouldn't want to see anyone be in the situation he described. While here, he got to meet a friend of mine, an executive chef, and I gave Sean a personal recommendation, after which, he was offered a paying job. I made arrangements for him to be here, even after his program ended, with the option to continue volunteering or paying a small, reasonable rent for his space, considering this IS New York, and a very expensive place to live. I also gave him a car to use to get around, at no cost to him, other than paying for his own fuel costs. It was not until well into his stay that I learned he had both physical and mental health challenges, and also that he was color blind. While it was not mandatory to know these things prior to the stay, earlier full transparency would have been helpful in understanding more clearly how to accommodate him in feeling even more comfortable, or find more suitable volunteer jobs for him where he could excel. We made every accommodation possible to make Sean feel comfortable given his belief systems and lifestyle choices. I discussed at length with Sean that he had a choice of continuing to do both volunteering for free room and board or begin paying rent at the end of the program, and could make that decision any time during the duration of his stay. He chose to both work and volunteer simultaneously, putting great time demands on him. The stress of the paying job on top of the continuation of volunteering, affected Sean at the end, and he admitted as much to me and to the management where he was working. He asked for access to a mental health specialist, counselor or psychologist, and neither the workplace nor my own location was able to provide these services. He told me and gave the job's management 2 weeks notice, saying that he would be better off going back home to Texas where his lifelong support system was. I did ask him to cover the $250 charge for the property damage that he caused due to negligence, which he agreed to reimburse for, but never actually did. While we have had some amazing experiences with WorldPackers up until this point, this experience with Sean has left us re-evaluating the WorldPackers program for our location, and we are uncertain we will continue on with it.