Category Archives: Impact Stories

Quanetta’s Story

Posted on February 12th, 2024

In this story of resilience and determination, Quanetta’s triumph over obstacles paints a vivid picture of advocacy, support, and success. Battling muscular dystrophy, Quanetta faced the challenge of making her living space safer and more accessible, relying on her caregiver and daughter for basic needs. Little did she know that her journey would become a …
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Bridgette’s Story

Posted on January 23rd, 2024

Bridgette has always enjoyed being involved in her community. In high school, she was a member of both the marching band and drill team. One of her favorite past times was baby-sitting children in the neighborhood, she still receives visits from some of those children today. She went on to have a daughter of her …
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Marie’s Story 

Posted on November 8th, 2023

  Marie’s Story Marie has many distinct qualities. She’s quiet, but she’s also a spitfire. She is small in stature but grand in personality. Marie speaks her mind and knows exactly what she wants and likes. One of the things she loves is her home. It is full of framed photographs of her three daughters, …
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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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