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Success in Bloom

July 1818
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Mia works at Ace Hardware caring for the plants in the garden center

Success in Bloom

Finding career success isn’t always a walk in the park. But with your support, Mia found the tools she needed to make her employment dreams come true. Thanks to your support, she’s flourishing!

After she finished high school, Mia and her family were worried about her future. She wasn’t ready to find a job and didn’t know how to get the skills she needed to succeed. They also had a lot of unanswered questions: Was it safe for Mia to work? Could she find a job that would fit her unique abilities?

To find the answers they needed, Mia and her family came to EmployAbility. She enrolled in Pre-Vocational Training to help build her job skills. With the opportunity to try out different roles in a safe and supportive environment, Mia learned to do a variety of new tasks. She also practiced her communication skills and discovered she really enjoyed working as part of team.

But her family was still nervous – what would happen if she took a job and it didn’t work out?

“I’m all trained. Now, I want to work.”

After working so hard at her training program, Mia wasn’t nervous at all. She went home and told her family she was ready to find her perfect job. At the same time, Islands Ace Hardware was looking to find a Garden Assistant to help care for their wide assortment of beautiful blooms.
They needed someone with focus, dedication, and a talent for working with customers. When Mia interviewed for the position, Islands Ace Hardware knew they’d found the perfect match.

Today, Mia is wreathed in smiles because she loves her job! Thanks to generous donors just like you, Mia is thriving in a job that gives her the chance to use the skills she learned in training and helps her connect to her community. Your gifts help Mia, and other adults with developmental disabilities, flourish on the job and in our community!

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EmployAbility is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that prepares adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) for competitive employment and community inclusion.

As a non-governmental organization, we rely heavily on support from individual donors, businesses, and foundation grants for funding. No donation is too small to help us sustain our vital programs.

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