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The Gift of WorkEmployment Training
There’s no greater satisfaction than being paid for a job well done. But many of our clients have never known that feeling.
This July, we’re expanding the Work Skills portion of our therapeutic Day Program for adults with disabilities. For the first time, we’ll offer employment training. Clients will work under the direction of a job coach who will liaison with local employers. Clients will be able to choose from participating employers to work in retail, restaurants, or other businesses.
$10,000 helps us hire a fulltime job coach.
$5,000 helps purchase equipment to train clients.
$2,500 helps us transport clients to work.
$1,000 helps purchase program supplies.
Marlina, 39, with Down syndrome, knows what a difference a year makes. Just 18 months after moving into an Angel View home, she'd transformed in every way. Most significantly, through the help of our medical staff, dietitians, and caring house staff, she’s shed 90 pounds by eating more healthfully. She couldn’t wait to show off her new figure as a model in the 2016 annual Angel View fashion show.
Besides her weight loss, she’s more settled emotionally. Instead of tears, her smile lights up the room. Her ability to focus has dramatically improved, as has her ability to transition smoothly when staffers change shifts at her house. Marlina, our princess, loves frilly things, art and the visiting therapy dogs.