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Dennis has to laugh at himself, “I didn’t know how the cord rewind worked from the vacuum cleaner. It’s been so long since I vacuumed.” After the first few nights in his new shared apartment, the 46-year-old can now take care of the housework. Plus, he got a good night’s sleep. “That felt good.”
Dennis actually looks refreshed, as if after a vacation. The delicate man has even got himself a new hairstyle: The long top hair and the shaved sides suit him well.
Dennis came to Hinz&Kunzt back in 1996. He was in his early 20s at the time and was a drug addict. His mother died when he was 14 years old. He had to bear the brunt of it. “I took the drugs to forget,” he says. For a long time, Dennis lived on the street, even after he decided to take a substitution. Often, he looked run down. Now he finds, “I hit the jackpot.” In his new home, the Hinz&Künztler is also happy with some everyday helpers that make life easier. “We have a dishwasher, which is so cool, I would never have expected that in my life.”
For him, a life in the community is ideal. ” Being alone makes me feel cooped in – I’d go crazy.” He is excited about living with others. “Compromises will have to be made.” But it will work out, he is sure: “We are a family.”