Categories: "Community Inclusion Success Stories" or "Updates"

Stephanie March 2013

June 28th, 2013
  Stephanie?s reaction to receiving her first paycheck from her new job was worth much more than the piece of paper she held in her hands.   ?I was blown away! I never thought in my whole life that I would get a check again,? Stephanie recalls. ?Then… more »

Shawn's Story: A Tale of Transition

May 14th, 2013
  Before I could even get through the front door of the beautiful Bainbridge Island house, Shawn Alexander was waiting for me and anxious to welcome me in to his home.  ?Hi Ashley!  Do you want a cup of coffee?? Of course I accepted, and with my cup o… more »

Ken's Story: A Black Belt Attitude

May 14th, 2013
  What does it take to achieve a black belt in martial arts?  Ken, a black belt in Taekwondo, says, ?Mainly, you have to have a black belt attitude.? Ken has been a dedicated student of Taekwondo (a martial arts practice which blends both physical an… more »

Jeremy's Story: Transcending the Odds

May 14th, 2013
Don?t ever tell me that I can?t try.? These are words that most of us can relate to ? the instinctive desire to have a chance at anything and everything, and to have a say in how our lives are played out. more »

Stephanie's Story: A Tale of Transition

April 24th, 2013
Walk into any bar in a college town like Ellensburg, Wash., and you?ll often see young adults ringing in their 21st birthdays with a group of friends, a round of drinks and memories in the making.  The scene was similar the night Stephanie celebrated h… more »