Serving Our People and Community Highlight / August 15, 2019
Recently, ResCare team members from Community Alternatives Kentucky (CAKY) in Owensboro, Kentucky, helped an individual live his best life.
For the past decade, Brandon worked at a sheltered workshop. Sheltered workshops offer employment to individuals with disabilities, paying well below minimum wage.
The CAKY team saw Brandon’s potential and contacted a local organization that specializes in placing individuals with intellectual disabilities in positions within local businesses and industries and coached Brandon through the process.
After he completed a four-phase placement program, Brandon was hired as a “Strapper” at a workwear and textile service company. In his role, he bundles uniforms together and conducts a final quality check.
“I am very proud of Brandon,” his father said. “He is living proof that life can be good.”
Brandon’s story was also featured in The Owensboro Times. You can read the article here.
Founded and headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, ResCare Community Living has been dedicated to positively impacting individuals and communities for more than 40 years, achieving quality outcomes at home or in a homelike environment since 1974. Support is provided to adults and children who need assistance with daily living due to a developmental, cognitive or intellectual disability through comprehensive IDD and community services.
ResCare Community Living also partners with people in the community who open their homes to individuals with disabilities and assists families by providing adoption and foster care services. With the goal to be a provider-of-choice in the development of unique and proprietary service offerings and technologies – the company is working toward innovative care models and leading health outcomes with states and payers.
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