Maria’s Story

Community and Rehab Care - Community Living / August 19, 2022

At ResCare, we assist the people we support in obtaining work in the community through job training, placement and established partnerships with businesses. Job development and matching that fits each individual’s abilities are essential elements of the program.

ResCare staff also provides long-term follow-up to ensure both the individual and the business are benefiting from supported employment partnerships.

One example of supported employment in action is the success of Maria Summers. Maria moved to a ResCare Community Living group home in Ohio to gain independence as a young adult.

In early 2022, she started working with a job coach at Riesbeck’s grocery store with a goal of being hired full time. She had a job interview on June 3, 2022, and was offered a position which she happily accepted. She’s had an exemplary attendance record and has been a reliable employee.

Every day, Maria is excited to go to work where she packs cookies. She enjoys working and earning her paycheck, contributing to her independence.

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