Day Support participant Christine embodies the Villa's motto to "never stop believing." During her years in the program, she has continually set new goals for herself and achieved them with the encouragement of staff. She has performed at Villa Idol, engaged the community through volunteering, and recently began a career in hospitality.
Christine focused on gaining employment skills as she transitioned from the Villa's Youth Day Support to Adult Day Support program. Day Support staff helped by conducting practice interviews, assisting with applications, and teaching appropriate dress. They also connected Christine to a job opening at a local hotel. She started working on weekends, and has done so well she now works three days a week.
When Christine isn't working, she makes time to volunteer. Every week Day Support provides transportation for Christine to volunteer with Villa community partners Hope Thrift and Meals on Wheels. Program Manager Shanika Stubbs says Christine is thriving as she takes on more responsibility.
"She can walk up to doors and deliver meals to clients independently now," said Stubbs. "She loves helping others and does things on her own without being asked."
We can't wait to see where Christine's goals take her next!