Broadscope client Doreen has found the true meaning of success: trying new things, meeting new friends, and prioritizing her happiness and wellness. Doreen and Christy, her Broadscope Community Support Worker, started working together last Spring. They hit the ground running with goals and expectations for the upcoming year. Doreen made it clear she wanted to come out of her shell and explore the world to expand her horizons.
Christy connected Doreen with a travel agency called Going Beyond Travel! This organization coordinates day and weekend trips for adults with disabilities within and outside of the state of Wisconsin. Doreen was timid at first, but Christy provided her with support and reassurance, which ultimately led Doreen to schedule her first trip! Doreen successfully made her way up to Lambeau Field, giving her the opportunity to explore shops, tour the field, see the Packers practice, and engage with new friends! This was not the only first for Doreen this year; she also made her way out on the water by boat for the first time and took part in Broadscope’s Holiday party. Having Christy’s support has helped Doreen develop the confidence to step outside her comfort zone and try new things. Amongst her new engaging activities, Doreen has also been taking the time to set up safe spaces for herself. Previously living in inadequate housing that was expensive and not fulfilling her needs, Doreen and Christy were able to successfully secure Doreen a brand-new apartment!
What is next for Doreen? Settling into her new home environment and participating in community events are high on Doreen’s priority list. Most importantly, Doreen is looking forward to setting new goals and celebrating her accomplishments.