My name is Kevin. I am happy to go to the day program at Friendship House. I like to go to the movies & go out to eat. And, I like girls. I had fun painting for the crates, because I like to be creative. One of my hobbies is needlework with plastic canvas. I have lots of friends. I have cerebral palsy & I use a wheelchair to get around. I love to participate in Special Olympics and have won a lot of ribbons & medals. I’m very proud of that.
My name is Patrick. My home has 16 people who live there. They are my friends and they are like family to me. I like trucks and cars. I know a lot about how they run. Someday, I’d like to have my own truck. I liked painting for the crates, because I got to paint things I care about. I practice for Special Olympics & have fun in sports. I go to the day program at Friendship House & sometimes work in the workshop. I like to work with my hands.
My name is Diane. I grew up in Chicago. Now I live in Ottawa in a home with 15 other people. I go to the day program at Friendship House. Every morning I read the paper, and then I talk about the news with the other people in my group. I have a job in the community that I am very proud of. It was fun to paint for the crates because I like art projects. I’ve never painted on wood like that before. One of my favorite activities is running in Special Olympics. I have a good sense of humor!
My name is Mackenzie. I live with 14 other people. I like to color and listen to music. I like to play on my tablet. I liked painting for the crates because I got to use my imagination. I like getting paid. I go to the day program at Friendship House and it’s fun to go into the community for activities. It’s fun to go out to dinner & to a movie with my friends. I’ve won ribbons & medals in Special Olympics for bocce ball & track.
My name is Crystal. I have a great sense of humor. I like to help other people out, and I’m very friendly. I live with 15 other people and I go to the day program at Friendship House. I have a creative “style sense” and I love fashion. When I painted for the crates, I got to use my eye for style! That was lots of fun. I get really excited when I get to go to the workshop to work and get paid. I like to go to church and sing. Things that make me laugh make me very happy.
My name is Tonya. I live in a home with 7 other people. I love music & I make up my own raps. I go to church & believe that God watches over me. I like to dress up nice & have my hair done. I go to the day program at Friendship House & I really like to work in the workshop. I’m good at a lot of the jobs there. I like to color & paint. Painting for the crates was fun. I got to paint & get paid for it! I like to go to Special Olympics & I’ve won lots of times. I like to do word search puzzles. I’m a fast learner!
My name is Jody. I have been coming to Friendship House for a pretty long time. I have lots of friends there. I live with 14 other people, and we are a lot like a family. I just love art, and I like to draw and color for people I care about. I was really happy to paint for the crates, because making art is about my favorite way to keep busy. I know a lot of sign language and I like to teach other people.
My name is Matthew. I live in Ottawa with my parents. I have a job in the community that I really like. It makes me really proud to be working, like the other people in my family. I love to draw and paint. Making art is one of my very favorite things, so I had lots of fun painting for the crates. It was fun to decide what pictures to draw and then paint. I am very friendly, and I like to talk to people. I like to go to the day program at Friendship House when I’m not working at my job.
My name is Cory. My family lives in Joliet. My home has 15 people in it. I’ve lived there for several years. I go to the day program at Friendship House. I really like sports and I have been on the radio with the announcer during some football and basketball games. I have a job in the community that I like going to. I’ve worked there for over 3 years. My dream job is to be a sports announcer! I liked painting for the crates because I got to work on the project with my friends, and I got paid! I haven’t painted like this very often, and it was fun.
My name is Fred. I live in a home with 3 other people. I really like my home. It’s close to my mom’s home, so I sometimes walk to her house. I have chores and responsibilities at my home. I go to the day program at Friendship House and I have a job in the community. I am proud of the work I do, and I like getting paid. I haven’t done much painting before, so painting for the crates was something new for me to try. It was even more fun than I thought it would be!