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Author: Andrea Adams

Bruce Staude

Bruce Staude had worked for Vocational Services Inc. (VSI)–Sheltered Workshop for over 40 years, but he earned a sub-minimum wage. Bruce was obviously a dedicated employee, but he decided it was time for a change. Retirement was not an option.

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Kathy Staude

Kathy Staude spent more than 30 years working at Vocational Services Inc. (VSI)–Sheltered Workshop earning a subminimum wage.

In June of 2017, she made the big decision to change her life and explore competitive employment. Kathy chose Life Unlimited, Inc. – Employment Services to be the service provider.
When Kathy needed to take ‘baby steps’ into competitive employment, DMH funding was instrumental in providing service units for prevocational classes and supported employment for a Life Unlimited training position. Prevocational classes taught Kathy people skills for the workplace, built her confidence and ultimately her self-esteem, and equipped her to enter competitive employment.

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