From being supported, to supporting others – Kim is a true success story. Served by Alternatives’ Worcester Mental Health Services office, she has made so much progress in the last several years that she was recently recognized with an Achievement Award at our Annual Thank You Reception.
What made her worthy of this honor? She’s been able to transition from living in a group home to living in her own apartment. She successfully completed our Employment Academy, gaining the tools needed to obtain and maintain a job. After honing her skills at a volunteer placement, Kim was ready to tackle a paid position. Not only did she find work, but she’s become a valued member of the team at the retirement home she’s been employed at for the last 2 ½ years.
Today, Kim not only works five days a week, but helps care for grandson and her aging parents, in whose home her apartment is located. In her own words, she’s “come a long way.”
But, she’s not finished yet. This year, Kim decided to return to school to become a Pharmacy Technician. We can’t wait to see what her future will bring!