On a daily basis, Triangle, Inc. program participants are immersed in a wide range of programming in the community. Take a glimpse at these four hard-working individuals who illustrate how far we reach!
John is a longtime Triangle participant who has lived in one of our residences since 2001, while also attending our day programming in Malden. A Medford native, John loves to spend time in the community at various churches, libraries, restaurants, and concerts. This summer, John took to Boston Harbor with his fellow Triangle residents as part of a six-week sailing course at Piers Park Sailing in East Boston. A wonderful housemate, John is kind and compassionate, and very close to his family. He visits his mother every week, where he speaks to her in fluent Italian.
Diamond started attending Triangle programming as a student at Randolph High School. She split her time between classes at school and employment readiness programs, which gave her a better understanding of the expectations for entering the workforce, as well as access to Triangle’s job coaches and specialists. After working very hard and overcoming some barriers to employment, Diamond was hired at a local fast food restaurant this past summer. She continues to go to school in Randolph while balancing her job and MCAS tutoring, and still stays in touch with her Triangle staff advocates.
Malden resident Alex started working at Cataldo Ambulance as a member of a group employment project alongside fellow participants and Triangle staff. These supported job opportunities open doors for our participants in the community. Due to his hard work, the inclusive spirit of the company, and the support he received from Triangle staff members, Alex gained an individual job offer to wash the ambulances during the day, instead of attending Triangle programs. As an enthusiastic and dedicated employee, his weekly work hours recently increased from 15 to 30.
Shannon has been active in multiple Triangle programs over the years. After gaining valuable employment skills and experiences as a member of Triangle’s School-to-Career program for transition-aged youth, Shannon now works Monday-Friday as a receptionist at a Department of Developmental Services office in her hometown of Wakefield. Shannon is still a presence at Triangle, Inc. events and extracurricular programs. She is an enthusiastic IMPACT Peer Leader, a graduate of EPIC’s Service Warrior program, and an ace player for the Bashers, Triangle’s Special Olympics softball team.