“I am so grateful for all the help and support I have received from ODC. In this time, they have helped me to also attend many online classes, which is really helpful when I am not able to leave my house and go many places. I appreciate all the ways they worked with me and believe in me. I am so excited to see what the future holds.”
“I truly believe that without the support of ODC I would not have my job right now. I just want to say thanks for everything. It means the world!”
ODC participant, Chelsey, wrote an amazing thank you note to ODC and we wanted to share her experiences with you. We also reached out to Chelsey’s employer and they had such great compliments for Chelsey. Everyone is feeling grateful with Thanksgiving tomorrow.
Chelsey has been with DVR since high school and in November 2019 was able to find part-time employment in the community. But she still wanted more.
ODC recently celebrated the life of a wonderful friend and colleague, Michael Coleman (Getsinger). Before his passing earlier this year, Michael had worked with ODC, both in the community and in the facility, since graduating from high school almost 27 years ago.
Lack of confidence and fear of failure are common barriers to community employment for individuals with disabilities. Anna (center) was struggling with both, until ODC’s training and educational services helped her assess her interests and...