Author – Antonio Lockhart
Here at Daybreak we have always placed an importance on integrating the people we serve into their respective communities. This can be by teaching the rules of the road or the act of taking a nearby train. One huge way we have integrated our individuals is by supporting them through volunteer placements at several Volunteer Worksites. Volunteer Work Sites such as TJ Maxx, Stew Leonard’s and Immaculate Conception Church give our individuals the opportunity to serve an important role in a business as well as establish a rapport with a business that could potentially hire them in the future. Over the past year Sherelle Baize has been leading the charge in evaluating volunteer worksites for our program as well as maintaining direct correspondence with the management at the volunteer worksites. In an exclusive interview Sherelle let us in on her worksite process and mentioned how many worksites doubt the ability of our individuals. Sherelle described that “promoting ability is what we do best,” and she will continue to do her part to influence progress at Daybreak.