Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Here at Family House, we are lucky to have wonderful volunteers come and help out on a weekly basis. Every Wednesday and Thursday, WorkLink comes in and brings fresh bread and pastries to our families. They also disinfect and organize common areas to keep the house safe and welcoming for everyone!

WorkLink provides innovative employment and transitional services for individuals with disabilities. Their mission is to establish a collaborative relationship among government, education, private agencies, advocacy groups and employers in order to increase employment opportunities for people with disabilities. We respect the work that they do and really appreciate them coming in every week to support our families!

One employee who volunteers at the Koret house would like to share some words of encouragement with our Family House community:
To all Kids and Parents of Koret House,

My name is Jeff Malick. I am a client of Worklink. I volunteer at Koret House every Thursday. I have a personnel and family story to share with all of you.

Just before my 17th birthday I was diagnosed with Leukemia. I had 3 years of therapy. During that time  my Dad and I spent 150 days in the hospital. I know how hard it is for the kids and their family to go through medical treatment. While I was in treatment my Mom was diagnosed with Cancer. Our family knows how important it is for the whole family to help each other.

I want everyone at the Koret House to know to be strong, keep positive, and do your best to keep a happy attitude. There is a end to your difficult times. Both my Mom and I are doing fine.

Jeff Malick
Thank you Jeff and the entire WorkLink community for all that you do. If you would like to look further into the work they do, you can click HERE.

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