I approached the group working on sealing the Ring Snuggie
packaging, I couldn’t help but hear Joyce’s contagious
laughter and see how easily it spread to her coworkers.
Without missing a beat, she continued to work as we talked
about what led her to Open Avenues. After an injury in 2003
left Joyce in chronic pain, she thought she would never have
the opportunity to work again. She battled depression with
the pain and “almost lost hope”, she told me. And, then in
January of this year, she found Open Avenues.
Joyce has excelled at assembling Jotto Desk’s laptop
mounting stations for use in emergency vehicles. She enjoys
the multi-layered steps required to assemble each desk top
that keep her mind busy and finds it keeps her from
aggravating her injury.
“Open Avenues gave me a chance to get back out, to be part
of the real world again.” Joyce has found a place where she
can work, build friendships and be a part of the community
again. Her bright smile says it all!
Annual Director's Report 2012-13
Touch Base Tuesday
Save the Date - 2015
May 15 & 16, 2015
Open Avenues is in compliance with titles
VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act and operated, managed and
delivers services without regard to age, religion, handicap,
sex, race, color or national origin.