John’s Story

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John’s Story

I used to attend a day program for over 8 years where I participated in different activities based in both the centre and the community.

I decided that I wanted to develop new skills so that I could get a job, meet new people and try new things. I also wanted to find a way to use of my passion for food.

I decided it was time for a change.

I was able to take my self-managed funding to Break Thru and make my own choices about how to use this funding to achieve my goals. With the support of my family and Break Thru, I developed a plan that draws on my strengths as well as my interests and hopes for my future. I was able to build my skills and attend work trials with experienced Break Thru staff. I made choices about attending both small group training and 1 on 1 meetings with staff and I still enjoy friendships I made during this journey to find a job.

After a couple of months of training and practice I started work in a local cafe and I currently work 12 hours a week. I have achieved my goal!

I am now able to purchase a community based program for the remainder of my week and to employ my own staff member for weekend activities such as going to the football and the movies.

If you’re looking for support, and would like to create your future, your way, then contact us now.

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