- Fun bingo prizes (please refrain from food items due to dietary restrictions/allergies)
- Durable markers
- Art paper (sketch, cardstock, multimedia, watercolor)
- Small canvases
- Acrylic paints
- Paint brushes
- Duct tape (different colors & patterns)
L-R:Brenda Tyrrell, Clark County Parent Coalition Assistant Coordinator; Maria Rangel, Multicultural Outreach Coordinator; Jamie Burch, Clark County Parent Coalition Co-Coordinator; Darla Helt, Executive Director
Innovative Services NW would like to welcome PEACE (Parents Empowered and Communities Enhanced) to the Mary Firstenburg Family Center! PEACE advocates for families who have children of all ages who experience disabilities or other developmental delays. They can help families and their children with schools, therapy, employment, housing and other resources, questions or issues. PEACE is a free service, whose goal is to help individuals have a full and meaningful life.
[Left photo] L-R:Dena Strong, VP of Client Services; Colleen Estlick, Job Coach II; Launda Carroll, President & CEO; [Right photo] Colleen and several of the participants that she assisted during her career at Innovative.
Congratulations to Colleen Estlick, of Innovative’s Employment Services Program, on 30 years of service! Last Friday, friends, family, participants, co-workers, and community members gathered to celebrate Colleen’s retirement from Innovative. Colleen started out, in the late 1980’s, working with individuals in our sheltered workshop program and at a group job site. She later became a Job Coach for the Individual Employment Services Program. She has helped more than 100 individuals with employment barriers find meaningful work; some she has coached for more than 20 years. Our Employment Services Program will miss her dearly and we wish her the best in her retirement!
Innovative Services NW was nominated for Best Childcare and Best Employment Services in Clark County! Please consider hopping over to the Columbian’s website (handy link provided below) and voting for us!
Barry is thriving in his new position at Craft Warehouse, where he’s part of a supportive team. He’s been a participant of Innovative’s Employment Services program since 1991. Not only has he vastly improved his interview skills since working with Innovative, he’s also gained a great deal of experience for his resume in positions like production worker, auto detail assistant, and mobile lunch delivery service worker. Barry also worked for C-TRAN for 21 years as a hostler, cleaning buses, but struggled when a schedule change required him to work the night shift. In October 2016, Barry was hired at the new Craft Warehouse in Hazel Dell as a janitor. He does a fabulous job keeping their store neat and tidy, and is always in search of more to do above and beyond his own daily tasks. Barry’s Job Coach, Daniel, is thrilled at how well Barry fits into their team, “I’ve never seen a job site so amazingly supportive of a participant.” Barry’s thoroughness and enthusiasm even earned him special employee recognition in January!
It’s once again time to nominate your favorite businesses in Clark County! We hope you’ll take a moment to nominate Innovative Services NW for “Best Nonprofit Organization,” “Best Physical Therapy Center,” or “Best Childcare Center.” The deadline for nominations is February 12th.
Thank you for your support!
David has hypotonia and joint laxity, conditions that make his muscles and joints weak and unstable, which can make even walking difficult and sometimes dangerous.
said Jessica, David’s Physical Therapist. She says he would sometimes lose control of his footing, causing him to trip, and even fall down the stairs.