We would like to give coach Ingrid Hernandez a big SHOUT OUT, she recently transitioned from Supportive Employment to the WAP program. During this short time she has been very pro-active in identifying consumers behaviors and has also taken the initiative in some cases to come up with creative resolutions. Her “firm and fair” level of coaching is making consumers accountable for their inappropriate behavior at work but also challenging them to reach their potential and increase productivity.
Neva Noland lived at the Enchanted Rainbow Residential care facility and enjoyed many outings with her group home. She started working at Ability Counts on January 11,1999, completing 19 years of employment. She worked in both Supported Employment and the Work Activity programs. She worked at the Central building, Corona and Riverside.
She loved working, especially boxing garment hangers. She also did well in the recent recycle contracts. Neva was very social and friendly, loved by all. She attended Friendly Stars social club every Friday night. She also belonged to a bowling league and was a good bowler. She enjoyed attending events held by ACI.
We were told by her Care Provider, while she was hospitalized, that she kept telling him she wanted to go back to work.
Neva Noland, a special lady, she enjoyed life.
She will be missed.
7/13/1952 to 1/15/2018
On December 18th, Staff Member, Alma Reyna and her crew were treated to the movies with popcorn and snacks at Edwards Theater by the Manager of the Open Door Project. They watched Star Wars: The Last Jedi, then were taken to the BJ’s Brewhouse restaurant for brunch.
Thank You Open Door Project!
Interview with Nadya Escobar.