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Joddie first started in PathPoint’s Integrated Work Program where he attended daily to work on prevocational skills. After seeing Joddie’s abilities it was suggested that he attend a yearlong internship through another PathPoint program called Project SEARCH. During his internship at Mercy Hospital in Bakersfield during that time, the Cafeteria staff noticed Joddie’s diligence and daily smile on his face at work.

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Rachel, a PathPoint independent living program participant since 2001, had a dream of becoming a Community Access Project (CAP) Mobility Aide. After her position as a Food Service Assistant at an elementary school ended due to lay-offs from budget cuts, Rachel gave much thought as to what she wanted her next job to be.

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Logan was a senior at Simi Valley High School when he enrolled in PathPoint’s Youth Networked Services. He had an IEP and was receiving educational support from his teachers and counselors. Logan had no work experience prior to enrollment in the YNS program.

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Darcy enjoys his independent life after homelessness at Santa Barbara’s Artisan Court, where he receives on-site services from PathPoint’s Residential Support Services. Since being housed from homelessness in October of 2013, Darcy has engaged in all kinds of community activities with PathPoint including cooking classes and outings.

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Dianne has been coming to PathPoint in the Antelope Valley since July 2013, and has been learning office skills in the front office. When she first started training, she was nervous and reluctant to answer phones.

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Before joining the SCSEP program, Betty was employed with Systems Stationers in Santa Maria for 25 years. She started part time as a Sales Clerk and advanced to Store Manager with 5 employees to supervise.

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James began with PathPoint Behavioral Health Services in 1988 when he first moved into a group living home in Santa Barbara. Over the course of his participation, James moved into to more independent homes. Receiving PathPoint support, he was able to attend UCSB, and then Antioch University for his Master’s degree.

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Nerissa is a 19-year-old emancipated foster youth who was enrolled in PathPoint’s Youth Networked Services program. Since the start of her program services with YNS, Nerissa completed the Work Readiness and Career Planning Workshops and demonstrated a resolve to put into practice the job readiness skills she learned to find and maintain employment.

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Elena, a first-generation immigrant, sacrificed her education to help support her disabled single mother. Elena graduated high school at 23 and found employment assistance through PathPoint’s Youth Networked Services in Ventura County. After completing both a paid internship and Phlebotomy class, Elena says she wouldn’t know what to do without the opportunity PathPoint provided her for her future. Elena is currently employed at a medical group.

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