Reginald – WorkBC Oliver / Open Door Group – Person with a Disability
12 May 2016
Reginald came into the Oliver WorkBC Employment Services Centre in May 2015 to meet with an Employment Advisor. Reginald transferred from 100 Mile House where his family still lives waiting to reunite once Reginald can afford to get a place and move his family.
Reginald is 45 and a Person with a Disability (PWD). He was experiencing financial hardship and had been collecting bottles to feed himself. He had no housing and lived in a tent whenever he could. When he came to WorkBC he did not have appropriate clothing to search for or start a job. Due to being new to the area, he also had not established a network.
WorkBC provided Reginald with financial supports to attend interviews, job search clothing, and job start supports that included transportation and required work wear. In June 2015, Reginald secured a full time job as a Line Cook at Boston Pizza in Penticton.
In September 2015 Reginald came into the Oliver WorkBC Centre and he was happy to report that he has found a perfect place to live and has moved his family from 100 Mile House to Oliver. WorkBC staff said Reginald looked so happy! He wanted to thank the staff for all the help and support given to him.
WorkBC staff said Reginald was such a pleasure to work with and they are so happy that he was able to reunite with his family with a stable place to live in the community.
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