Editor’s Note – Putting People First is our raison d etre. And it is the reason why we are proud to share these stories of personal triumph and success of the individuals we are honored to work with in the pages of this newsletter.
By Melissa Bautista
Rhode Island Recruiter
Althea lives with a wonderful provider, in the backwoods of Richmond, RI!
It’s a quiet and beautiful neighborhood with friendly people and a lot of room for their two little dogs. Over the years Althea has become a member of the household as well as the family. She lives in a shared living arrangement that has provided the most stability that she has ever had in her life.
Althea has had a few volunteer opportunities, with the most recent one being particularly rewarding and memorable!
Althea volunteers at Phoenix Rising Equine Rescue Inc. in Connecticut. Althea’s usual responsibilities include gathering the feed buckets, washing them out, and returning them to their stables. Althea also helps clean the barn and puts everything back where it belongs. She is an outstanding worker!
Recently, her workday brightened when she was given an opportunity to walk one of the tiny horses. She had never done that before and was ecstatic to be given the chance! To say that Althea is excited for having been given this opportunity is an understatement of epic proportions!
Althea had been rebuffed many times in her attempts to find volunteer opportunities. But she kept searching and working to come up with something she would love to do.
We are proud to report she has been volunteering at Phoenix Rising Equine Rescue Inc. for a year and has become a valued member of their team.
Nice job Althea!