Ed Berry has been a client of New Horizons for over 12 years, most recently as a Personal Supports client. Since 2011, Rebekah Woodfolk (Ed's direct support staff person) has been by Ed's side, helping him to grow and achieve his goals. In 2013, when Ed's mom passed away, Ed entered into a deep depression; only communicating with Rebekah. Through her caring outreach and gentle nudging, Ed went from being mostly reclusive to having his own place and working two to three days a week.
"It means a lot to me to see everything he has gone through and how he is still trying to make it on his own," said Rebekah. "Ed has been living independently now for six years. He has learned to manage his money, pays his bills on time, and cook his own meals."
Help New Horizons continue providing person-centered services to nearly 200 individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. We focus on each individual's goals and passion to help them not only identify opportunities but to be successful in these positions. As you can see above, Ed has clearly benefited from his time at New Horizons.