hillsboro Success Stories


The support of co-workers lands Eli the job of his dreams at Taco Bell

At the age that most folks are starting to think about retirement, Eli couldn’t stop talking about getting a job. He wanted to work in fast food and make his own money. He knew that he could be a hard-working, reliable employee. 

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. 

providing a creative outlet

Before the pandemic, Christina enjoyed participating in Compass Community Inclusion services. One of her favorite activities was the weekly art class at the local library. Angela, Compass staff, facilitated the class and the two connected over their love of art.

Happy to be back at work

In February of 2020, Compass helped Barry get his first community job as a Kitchen Utility Worker. Angela, one of his Employments Specialists, was supporting him to learn and excel in his new position. Unfortunately, the position ended in April due to the pandemic.