Jean is a creative; she makes handbags and other art. You may see her laughing in the funky purple LaZoom comedy bus as it drives by in the streets of Asheville. She may be the one in the lane beside you at the bowling alley, perfecting her granny roll.
Goodwill knows Jean well! She is a member of Asheville’s Community Access program and has been for four years. She describes her experience this way: “It’s nice and fun. I like the people!”.
Community Access is a day program for individuals who have diverse developmental abilities – like Jean. Everyone who knows any of the Community Access participants feel enriched by each individual; and Jean is no exception.
Trish, the mother of 2 children with one on the way, was on parole for drug charges. She took a big step
toward get her life back together by coming to Goodwill's Next Gen program and completing her GED. read full story
Kelvin, an Army veteran, openly acknowledges the destructive behavior and bad choices that led to 27 years of drug addiction and multiple incarcerations. Kelvin has now been clean for over 20 years. read full story