Category Archives: Impact Stories

Matthew’s Story

Posted on September 29th, 2023

Matthew’s Story Nobody can forget Matthew after meeting him. Standing at 7’2” tall, Matthew has a towering presence and an unforgettable personality. Matthew lives on his own in his apartment in Montgomery County, Maryland — and it’s truly his castle. Matthew’s home is filled with things that bring him joy , like pictures of his …
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Douglas’s Story

Posted on September 29th, 2023

Douglas’s Story Douglas and his mother, who share a home in Howard County through the Housing Choice Voucher Program, recently discovered they were facing an eviction. But very little information was available about why this was happening — and they needed immediate help. Luckily, SCI was able to step in to support the pair. Service …
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Ms. Odette’s Story

Posted on September 1st, 2023

Ms. Odette’s Story Ms. Odette lives with her son in Montgomery County, Md. She spends most of her days relaxing and watching television and recently celebrated her 97th birthday! Unfortunately, a recent diagnosis of dementia, anxiety, and depression led her son, Adel, to explore home health care options because he could no longer care for …
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Charlie’s Story

Posted on August 25th, 2023

Charlie’s Story Charlie is a friendly and spirited gentleman living in Frederick, Md. He attends an adult day care center in Maryland, where he creates engaging and informative presentations and organizes fun activities and field trips for other attendees. He was an avid photographer in his earlier years, as evidenced by all the photographs that …
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Alyssa’s Story

Posted on July 19th, 2023

Alyssa’s Story Alyssa is a funny, creative, and independent person. She’s participated in public speaking events and craft fairs. An incident a few years ago put everything at risk — but, with the help of her SCI Supports Planner and family, Alyssa has been able to experience a wonderful life. Alyssa, who is now 23 …
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Melvin’s Story

Posted on June 30th, 2023

Melvin’s Story Melvin is a kind soul who loves his family — and wanted to find a living situation that would allow him to be close to his family without being a burden. For years Melvin was independent, but he suffered a stroke, which impeded his movement. Complicating matters, during this same period of time …
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Erma’s Story

Posted on May 31st, 2023

Erma’s Story Miss Erma loves to cook and see her friends. She’s resilient, optimistic, and engaging — all at a young 75 years of age!   Though a knee injury she suffered 20 years ago has left her primarily wheelchair-bound, she has been able to continue living independently and doing the activities that she loves with …
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Hemakshiben’s Story

Posted on May 16th, 2023

Hemakshiben’s Story Hemakshiben is a 69-year-old woman who has led an active, fulfilling life. She is not only a singer who has performed in front of large audiences but a woman who has taken pride in raising her family, cooking traditional Indian cuisine for her friends, and hosting large family gatherings.     Hemakshiben now lives …
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Yeonok’s Story

Posted on March 31st, 2023

Yeonok’s Story Ms. Yeonok is a lovely woman with a very caring family, who lives in Montgomery County, Maryland. At 90 years young, she spends most of her day relaxing and watching her favorite Korean soap operas. She is often surrounded by her attentive family, who are very invested in her well-being. In November of …
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Raymond’s Story

Posted on March 24th, 2023

Raymond’s Story Raymond is a 37-year-old married man happily residing with his wife in Silver Spring, Maryland. Raymond is down-to-earth, friendly, and caring. He was diagnosed with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy at age two and anxiety and depression at 17 but does not recall a time when he did not feel anxious or depressed.    Growing …
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