Meet Shawn!

Shawn is one of our residents whom we assisted in finding and maintaining the “favorite job that he’s had so far” at a local pizza restaurant, where he has worked for two years. Shawn enjoys being a cashier and interacting with customers. He is on the schedule five days a week between two different locations. Shawn says that he “hopes to keep this job forever!”  

Shawn also likes living in his home with the other residents and support staff; he says they are like family. The support staff assists with meal preparation and transportation for fun outings, like trips to the mall, the bowling alley (where he enjoys playing darts), or the movies. Shawn also volunteers at the Special Olympics, Orchard Village’s Annual Golf Outing, and other events.

When asked how Orchard Village has made his life better, Shawn focuses on friendships and the community he has found. His goals for the new year are to “keep [his] current job, and maybe one day move out of the house, and meet the right girl.”

Your gift enables Shawn to live in a nice home with a family of other residents who share overcoming their unique challenges. You also help Sean enjoy the self-satisfaction and reward of working and volunteering out in the community. Your support brings more thumbs up from Shawn.