It is with a flurry of emotions that we at Vadis say goodbye to Dana Mossman, as she retires this week after a 14-year career at Vadis. Grateful for all that she brough to our organization, Happy that she is off on a new adventure, and Sad that we couldn't talk her into staying longer. She has brought so much to the individuals we support, the staff she mentored and lead, and to the numerous employers that she connected to supported employment services.
Bryden wanted a job working around horses. His Vadis team set out to make that dream come true and now he is a farm hand for Opus Arabians in Graham! Bryden washes grain and water buckets, cleans towels and horse polos, cleans the hay room, and discards excess hay in front of the stalls. By the smile on his face, it's pretty clear he is in his element.
Thank You IKEA for making a difference in the lives of young adults experiencing homelessness. Your generous donation will help individuals have the essentials they need as they move into stable housing. .
Budget cuts are being discussed right now. Here is how to locate your Legislator to reach out to them and ensure they are protecting life-changing services for adults with Developmental/Intellectual Disabilities. Tell them your story.
Now is the time to tell legislators that funding for Disability Services is critical! The COVID-19 pandemic as has altered the norm of daily life for all of us. The economic fallout from this crisis has seen many people out of work. State coffers are completely reliant on people having and spending money to generate the revenue our state needs to fund basic services that people rely on.
Austin was enrolled in Vadis' 2019 School to Work program and exited with a job at a home improvement store, but his heart was set on working for Tractor Supply Co. He had previously interviewed with Tractor Supply Co, but it wasn't the right timing. While shopping with his family one day, he mentioned to the staff that he really wanted to work there.
We hope you enjoy this journey through space as we reflect back on the challenges and successes of the past year and continue moving boldly into a Stellar Future. This year's report was produced for an entirely digital release - a first for Vadis. To view: Click Read More.
Tyler doesn't want just any job; he wants a job that is the right fit for him. Here is a portion of a letter Vadis received from Tyler's mom recently: (shared with permission) "Our family is on the beginning of our journey with Vadis to help find meaningful employment for our adult son. So far, we’re extremely impressed with the careful attention they pay to who our son is and what he needs.
Josh likes to stay busy. So busy in fact, that he was working three part time jobs and participating in Special Olympic sports before COVID-19 hit our state. Two of his three jobs are at two different Papa John's locations.
For many, having a great job makes all the difference! ✨ Here is what it mean to Tanya, in her own words. . .