Faye and Donald were exploring opportunities for a day support program for their adult son, David. They had toured Goodwill and at that time did not feel the Community Access Program was the best fit for David. They decided to enroll him in another program. Unfortunately, David did not adjust well to that situation. He was unhappy and his parents decided to give Goodwill another chance. David began participating in the Community Access Program which serves adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. All of the activities and field trips that are integral to Goodwill’s program are a great fit for David who loves sports. David is much happier now and is surrounded by a group of people who want to make each day a meaningful day for him and for each participant. Goodwill is all about second chances; we are very glad that David and his parents gave us a second chance to make a difference in David’s life.

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