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Meet Chante:

“Being a valuable and contributing part of society is a dignity everyone deserves.”

In spring of 2016, Chante graduated from Hope Haven’s Project SEARCH; a highly successful job skills and internship program for young adults with special needs.

Empowered by her new sense of self-sufficiency she asked to volunteer in Hope Haven’s FAAST program so that she could strengthen her computer skills. With these tools in place, she finally felt confident enough to her GED and her driver’s license.

Ready for independence, she and her Employment Services guide from Hope Haven found the perfect fit: a job at Fort Caroline Garden’s Nursing Home that she loves and where they are extremely happy to have her bright personality and excellent work ethic on their team. Joy Golden says, “Chante is a great asset to our team. She follows directions well and is very attentive to the residents. We are lucky to have her.”

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