Santa Barbara, CA – Pathpoint participant Jeffrey Harrison and employer partner Villa Santa Barbara were honored by Mayor Schnieder yesterday morning at the 11th Annual Mayor’s Breakfast.
Founded in Santa Barbara in 1964, PathPoint provides support services that empower people with disabilities, economic disadvantages, and mental illness to live and work as valued members of their communities.
Villa Santa Barbara was honored with the Outstanding Effort Award. Marlee King from Villa Santa Barbara accepted the award saying “”We get wonderful employees, our residents get wonderful service, and we make productive citizens in the community.”
PathPoint’s outstanding partnership with Villa Santa Barbara was commended at yesterday’s breakfast for their longevity and support to such a wonderful mission and cause. Participant Jeffrey Harrison has been employed by Villa Santa Barbara for over 25 years.
Because of these PathPoint employment collaborations, participants like Jeffrey are able to live independent, full and rewarding lives. Jeffrey loves his job at Villa Santa Barbara and because of his employment, he is able to live independently in a one-bedroom apartment, take the bus to work and enjoy a social life – including traveling with his family.
This month highlights National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and having the support of Mayor Schneider in commending this work enables employment in Santa Barbara to continue.
If you’d like more information about PathPoint or would like to partner in employing individuals with disabilities, please visit our website at www.pathpoint.org
Photo credit: Aaron Bratkovics www.aaronbratkovics.com
PathPoint is a non-profit organization founded in 1964 in Santa Barbara, California to assist people with disabilities and disadvantages in attaining independent living and reaching their fullest potential. Celebrating 51 years in 2015, PathPoint’s mission is “Learning. Living. Building Communities Since 1964” Thanks to PathPoint’s programs, over 2,100 people in California each year are supported in their steps to live productive, independent lives within the five counties of San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, and Kern. PathPoint collaborates with over 400 employment partners, corporate contributors, and public funders for program services, and foundation and grant gifts to facilitate its services.
For more information about PathPoint, please visit www.pathpoint.org.