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Impact Stories

Impact Story – Habitat welcomes Friends into new home

From Staff Reports @ The Garrett County Republican DEER PARK – Garrett County Habitat for Humanity held the home dedication cere­mony for the Jacob and Kelly Friend June 29 at their Hope Land Village development near Deer Park. The Friends were welcomed into their new home at 142 Frank Custer Drive by a group of …
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Impact Story – James McCray

Mr. James McCray is a resident of Baltimore City who recently celebrated his 78th birthday. James is an avid Orioles fan and loves spending time with his family. Throughout most of 2017, James struggled with different health concerns that affected his well-being and his day to day routines. James’ great-niece and guardian was also the …
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Impact Story – Gerald

Gerald has always been a hard worker. He has had several jobs over the years, and continues to work on a janitorial crew with some of his peers and staff from Community Living, Inc. Gerald also works in Community Living’s laundry department, where he helps to provide laundry services for businesses in Maryland. He held …
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Recognizing the achievements of Craig Howard

Each year, MACS (The Maryland Association of Community Services) hosts an Awards Dinner to recognize the achievements of people in the disabilities community in areas including: Personal Accomplishments Professional Accomplishment Volunteer Activities Contribution to Community This year SCI received 5 nominations and ultimately Craig Howard was chosen to receive the award. As a child, Craig …
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TY Resource Fairs & Events Recap

SCI Team members participated in several Ty Fairs and similar events throughout the state during the months of March and April. These events allow us to get out in the community and promote our programs and services. Garrett and Allegany Counties:  The past few weeks have been very busy in Garrett and Allegany Counties. Garrett …
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Impact Story – The Washington County Warthogs

The Washington County Warthogs Adult 5v5 full court basketball team finished an undefeated regular season (10-0) by winning the Gold Medal as the State of Maryland Champions at the State Tournament in April 2018. The team is coached by Jay L. Seipler, a service coordinator at SCI and the members are as follows: Picture 1 …
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Impact Story – Kenna and her family

Last year Kenna and her family were struggling to find Kenna support each day after school. One of Kenna’s brothers is engaged in extracurricular activities and her oldest brother was going off to college. Her parents, are both teachers and were unable to leave school early enough to get her off of the bus (one …
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Impact! Eighteen year old Emma Banner

Eighteen year old Emma Banner is just like any other high school student. She loves going to school dances, participating in extra-curricular activities such as Bocce, tennis or school plays. Because of Emma’s significant needs related to her rare genetic disorder, Kleefstra Syndrome (9q 34 Chromosome Deletion) and Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome, her opportunities to be …
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Impact – Dana’s Story

Dana is a 44-year-old female that has diagnoses of Deafness and Autism. Dana was previously in the WL-CR category, but is now in the CC category and receives day habilitation services from eMerge. Dana refers to the day program as “school”, and is happy going there each day. eMerge is in the process of making …
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Impact Story – Zayyiah Utley

Zayyiah Utley is on the DDA Waiting List at Current Request. She is 27 years old and lives with her family in Baltimore City. She practices Islam.  She loves to read. She hikes, and she likes being creative. Zayyiah’s Service Coordinator was able to obtain CARVE funding for her to have 4 weeks of private …
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IMPACT! Timothy Scott

Timothy is a 25-year-old male with a big heart and passion for those with any type of disability to be treated fairly. He has overcome many obstacles in his life. He grew up in foster Care, then moved into DDA residential housing. 2015 was a year filled with ups and downs for Tim. From moving …
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Jake Sclater Accessed Personal Supports through the WL-CP Initiative

Jake had surgery last year, forcing him to have to learn to walk again. Increasing Jake’s mobility has taken several therapies a week and several doctors’ appointments. Through all of this, Jake’s sister was diagnosed with diabetes and Mom has been battling Breast Cancer. This made it very difficult for his Mom to always lift …
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Tyrone Carter

Tyrone is a 46-year-old male diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, Intellectual Disabilities, and speech and language impairments. He currently attends the Medical Day program at the League for Persons with Disabilities. Although Tyrone likes attending the Medical Day program at the League, he has been attending the program for over 20 years. When Tyrone found out …
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Impact – Matt a Natural Community Connection

Matt has a personality unlike any other! He is always cheerful and smiling. Matt has a natural ability to spark a conversation with anyone, and make them feel welcomed and comfortable. Matt had a great natural community connection at King’s Pizza in Falling Waters, WV. His family frequents there often to grab some dinner. Matt …
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Impact! Increasing Respite Funds

A team member works with an individual, AJ, who lives with his family. AJ has used respite funds to attend Camp Fairlee for many years. He loves going to camp, and his family appreciates the respite opportunity. Recently, AJ developed some increased medical needs and as a result, was ordered by his doctor to receive …
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Impact! Volunteering

Karen started volunteering at Ridgeway Nursing Home in Catonsville, MD when her mother was admitted there over 16 years ago. She decided to volunteer to be there for her mother in her time of need. Karen continued to volunteer at the nursing home after her mother passed away and has now been volunteering for 16 …
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Impact! Recommending Crisis Resolution

One of our team members supports an individual, now 19, who has been physically aggressive at home resulting in property damage and has attempted to ingest items that, if not caught in time, could have led to serious health consequences. Because of the high level of support the person requires at home, his mother’s job …
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Council Member Spotlight: Sharon Dockery
“What Matters to Me”

To celebrate Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, we are featuring Council members and their thoughts and perspectives on the topic,  Sharon and her daughter, Logan Sharon Dockery is a mother of three-her daughter, Logan, is 16, and her sons Harrison and Chase are 12 and 4. Her husband is a retired military serviceman. Sharon, a member …
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