Portland Success Stories
From Workshop to Community Employment: A Team Effort
When Barry’s sheltered workshop closed in 2018, he had worked there for 16 years. Unsure of what was to come next, Barry decided to join Compass’ community inclusion program so that he could spend time enjoying activities around town with friends.
"WE ARE ABSOLUTELY THRILLED WITH THE SERVICES
COMPASS IS PROVIDING DURING THIS STRESSFUL TIME
ESPECIALLY THROUGH ZOOM"
In March, Compass' Portland and Hillsboro community inclusion programs were forced to stop meeting in person due to the Oregon Governor's Stay Home/Save Lives order. Many people receiving Compass inclusion services went from a full schedule of community activities to the monotony and loneliness of being at home every day.