Rainbow of Challenges (ROC) Announces Supported Employment Successes

For Immediate Release

January 26, 2021

Hope, AR – Workforce Coordinator, Lori Thompson from ROC’s The Bridge Workforce Services, reveals a program success. Thompson reports that program participant Chad Sullivan was voted Employee of the Month for January 2021 at Hope Super Station Exxon. Manager, Angela Brazell states “Chad is a hard worker and does anything he is asked to do.” Along with his certificate, Chad will receive a $25.00 Walmart gift card and a free meal at the Waffle House. Congratulations Chad from your ROC family!

In October of 2020, two Bridge participants, Chad and Josh, began participating in job sharing employment at Hope Super Station-Exxon. They work two days a week each, to fill one position for the company. Brazell states that “it has been a joy to work with both of them.”

The Bridge Workforce Services provides Supported Employment services in conjunction with Arkansas Rehabilitation Services. The program provides targeted employment training and experiences for adults with(out) intellectual disabilities and low socioeconomic. Participants work on skills for the workplace and then shadow at local businesses. The program’s ultimate goal is employment of participants in a community setting.     

Rainbow of Challenges, Inc. and PNC oversee an inclusive span of services for individuals who have developmental and/or intellectual disabilities in Southwest Arkansas. ROC/PNC maximizes a unique team approach to provide ethical and safe support in accomplishing our mission of “discovering opportunities that inspire lives”.

For more information and to schedule a time, please contact Rainbow of Challenges at 870-777-4501.

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