National Disability Employment Awareness Month
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). This is the time to acknowledge the many and varied contributions of people with disabilities to America’s workplaces and economy. Also, to promote inclusion and the importance of ensuring that people with disabilities have full access to employment and community involvement.
WHO AM I?
Born in Accra Ghana, West African, Fred has been working in the Developmental Disabilities Program for six years. Fred is living with Cerebral Palsy. His proudest accomplishments are being independent, getting his first apartment, and working with Creative Community Services!
When he’s is not in the office, you can find him enjoying various shows, events, and exploring around town.
As an individual living with Cerebral Palsy, what stigma would you like to break for people living with disabilities?
“The stigma I would like to break is people looking down on people with disabilities. Society should help people with disabilities in their community by visiting them and finding out their needs.” -Fred
The youth and adults here at Creative Community are soaring with achievements! One of our young men has been successfully discharged from SOAR. Another young man was reunited with his family. One of our youth has been promoted to manager at six flags. Another young lady is growing and expanding her role at work. Lastly, thank you to the Make-A-Wish Foundation for gifting one of the young men a gaming system!
Chris and Niki are helping hands with Nurse Taylor at the House of Dawn where free vaccination shots are given to the public. We appreciate the hard work, dedication, and support!
We would also like to say congrats to Family Consultant Supervisor, Andrea Duncanson, who has completed all clinical hours for her Social Work Clinical Licensing!
Teen Parent Connection
September is the end of our PSSF Fiscal year and in October we start our new year with PSSF. We are excited about continuing to serve this most vulnerable population of Teens Parents and their children in the care.
As we prepare for Christmas, we are looking for donations of new baby dolls for the children. If you or anyone you know is interested in helping during the holiday season for our families in care, please reach out to email@example.com.
In The Community
September was #KinshipCareMonth
Kinship care refers to a form of care where a relative or close family friend serves as a caregiver and/or guardian to children when their parents are unable.
Thank you to all of our kinship families for keeping children safe and fostering family connections!
WE HAVE 6 NEW FAMILIES THAT ARE IN THE HOME STUDY PHASE:
Monique Hardnett & Victor Rodriguez
Patricia & John Monk
Tutoring services with Sapphire Youth Development Center have resumed for the school year!
Message To Team
“So grateful for my CCS family during this difficult time with the passing of my beautiful mother. I greatly appreciate all the out pouring of love and support. Especially grateful for Sally, Leadership Team, Finance Team-Becci, Charon,& Lidia for their constant support, love, and understanding.” – Linda
Do you know someone interested in becoming a foster parent? Get a $250 bonus when you refer a friend! After becoming a licensed parent and upon their first placement, the referring person will receive $250. Plus, the new incoming family will receive a $250 sign-on bonus.