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Karene Fish

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“My name is Karene Fish and I have attended Helping Hands Day Program since October 2008. Prior to attending Helping Hands, I worked at North Country Ventures for two weeks and then resigned because it was too stressful for me.

I am an articulate, soft-spoken woman and have always resided with my mother. Prior to finding out about CWI, I primarily spent my days at home with her. I felt that I wanted more out of life and that I wanted my own identity. I am proud to say that Helping Hands has helped me find my own identity. I enjoy attending Helping Hands because I look forward to the social interaction between both staff and peers alike. I also look forward to the community integration and volunteer work that we consumers at Helping Hands pride ourselves in. Volunteer programs such as Community Action, which provide toys, clothing and food to those in need; and the local soup kitchen, where I help to keep clean and actually serve individuals give me a sense of purpose. Staff say that I am also a tremendous asset to the program and am considered to be a mother-like figure; offering help and support to my peers.

Since attending Helping Hands, I have advanced tremendously in the areas such as social skills, community interaction, and have even improved on my reading skills. I appreciate the support of the Consumer Facilitator and the Day Services Manager.

Since attending Helping Hands, I have advanced tremendously in the areas such as social skills, community interaction, and have even improved on my reading skills. I appreciate the support of the Consumer Facilitator and the Day Services Manager. I feel that they actually listen to me when I am faced with a problem and they immediately work on fixing it. I am happy to be a part of Helping Hands and couldn’t imagine being at another program.”

Karene Fish Consumer June 16, 2014