Sam battled drug and alcohol addiction. His family and neighbors called the police multiple times in one month. Sam made the decision to seek inpatient treatment. After completing the program, Sam began working with a Goodwill Community Support Worker to help him transition back into society and help support him in his recovery journey. Instead of going back to the environment that he left and risk relapse, Sam’s community support worker was able find him a different apartment and give him the fresh start he needed. Today, Sam has maintained sobriety for the past six months and is working on rebuilding his children’s trust.
Matt Finds Employment With The Help Of Goodwill
Matt found himself on hard times, with a mountain of bills, no gainful employment and on probation. He found his way to Employment and Career Services and completely turned his life around. Determining the right job match, Goodwill advocated for Matt to work at a job where he would experience success. He has completed all probation requirements, is successfully employed, has his own transportation, a safe place to live, healthcare and a better quality of life. He is enjoying his sense of belonging to the community and the respect he has for himself.
Tricia’s Hard Work Shows In Her Job Performance
Having lofty goals and looking for programs to support her, Tricia chose Goodwill. She aspired to build relationships in the community, develop friendships and work at a job where she could use her strengths and talents. Receiving both supported employment and day habilitation services, along with her determination and great attitude, Tricia is on target. When asked what is one thing you want people to know about you, she answered, “I am nice and helpful. I’m super friendly. I’m really good at completing tasks on time. I’m a forward thinker.” Goodwill is excited to be a part of her success. Marg, her Employment Specialist summarizes Tricia’s progress, “Tricia is hardworking, dedicated, friendly, social, loyal, well-liked and sees what needs to be done and does it.” In the future, Tricia aspires to live independently. While working towards her goal, Goodwill continues to assist with fine motor skills development, anxiety management, self-confidence building and job support. The only real disability is one’s attitude about it. Thank you for seeing ability, and not disability.