Greg

Meet Greg. In late 2014, Greg left his job due to unreasonable working conditions. On the hunt for a new job and nearly 60 years old, he found that there are extremely limited options for job seekers his age with a severely disabled knee. Despite his attempts at attaining employment, no one would give him a chance and as a result, he became homeless...

Julius

Meet Julius. In May 2009, Julius was released from prison and wasn’t sure what his next step should be, but he had heard about OWL while incarcerated and decided to give it a try. He started on the LMC production floor and a few months later worked his way up to the position of quality technician...

Tina

Meet Tina. She’s friendly, driven and just got her first job! Tina began taking classes at OWL to enhance her soft skills through our LEAP program. After completing her classes with flying colors, Tina began to work with our employment coordinator, Sam, on becoming job ready. During her career exploration phase she...

Lucy

Meet Lucy. She’s outgoing, ambitious and just got her first job! Lucy participated in our LEAP program where she attended classes focused on enhancing soft skills. After successfully completing the program, Lucy knew she was ready to work! She began meeting with our employment coordinator, Rachel, and they developed a resume, practiced interviewing, went on site visits and worked on an employment plan. Within weeks, she was offered and accepted a position as a Teacher’s Assistant...

Sally

Meet Sally. She came to OWL in 1967 after being discharged from Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital because her age made her ineligible to continue services. Sally has maintained her job with OWL for over 40 years and shows no sign of slowing down....

Lindsey

Meet Lindsey. She came to OWL as an intern through the MRC program at UK and quickly became part of the OWL family! She assisted in our LEAP program, helping with curriculum and was a listening ear to other participants and staff- giving such helpful feedback! Although Lindsey was a great intern, she also had significant barriers to employment as a result of a vehicle accident...

Ashley

Meet Ashley. In 2010, Ashley had just completed a two-year program at a recovery center and was ready to begin working. Even though she knew she was capable of doing the jobs she was applying for, she was having difficulty becoming employed due to a gap in work history, a criminal record, economic obstacles and stigma as it related to her recovery. But this didn’t stop Ashley...

Corey

Meet Corey. He volunteers, is great at softball, and has achieved employment! After working hard with his OWL employment coordinator up to three times a week, Cory accepted a position at Goodwill where he...

Cameron

Meet Cameron. He just completed his first 90-days as a Home Goods Associate! After high school, Cameron came to OWL and enrolled in our LEAP program... 

Heather

Meet Heather. She is truly one of the most energetic and enthusiastic individuals to come through OWL! Heather was referred to OWL in August 2014, and her enthusiasm and "go get it” attitude was immediately recognized... 

Chase

Meet Chase. He is very active in Special Olympics, holds a talent for remembering movie scripts, has autism, and now has accepted a position at McAlister's Deli... 

Cody

Meet Cody. He has a lot to celebrate! He graduated from high school in May and now, after working hard with his OWL employment coordinator, has accepted his first ever full time job... 

Aaron

Meet Aaron. He is the true definition of a determined individual! Aaron was referred to OWL in April 2013 after experiencing significant barriers to employment as a result of a serious car accident in 2005. Aaron lost a limb in the accident... 

Jim

Meet Jim. He spent 30 years as a butcher, a respectable career by any measure. But, when Jim found himself unemployed late in his career, his lack of experience in anything but meat cutting left him with low self-confidence and sinking into a state of depression... 

Ben

Meet Ben. When he was referred to OWL in May of 2010, his battle with depression left his confidence at an all-time low. While Ben had years of education and work experience under his belt – including his own remodeling business, he felt “stuck in a pit"...

 

Steve

Meet Steve. In 1986, Steve was looking for a change. He decided to enroll in vocational school and completed a two-year program in business, but needed help finding a job... 

Brian

Meet Brian. When we think success, Brian always comes to mind. Brian was referred to OWL for job placement and work adjustment services to assist him in overcoming some barriers to employment. He participated in work adjustment at OWL for 4 months...  

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