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Stories of Impact

Melissa

Melissa has big dreams, and Curative Care has helped her to make many of them come true. When she started at Curative’s Adult Day Services, she was very shy and not sure what to expect. Her mild intellectual disability caused her to feel uncomfortable in public settings and Melissa just needed a little help to come out of her shell.

Melissa’s self-determination and the support she received from Curative’s staff helped her to become actively involved in the planning and decision-making process concerning her Individual Program Plan. She has also attended selfadvocacy training and is now a self-advocate.

The community integration outings and social skills she learned at Curative have enhanced Melissa’s confidence. Thanks to the money management skills she has been working on with Curative’s staff, Melissa now feels more comfortable paying for a restaurant bill and interacting with people in public places.

“Curative has helped me with my money skills and independence. I now ride the bus by myself.”

Melissa has an adventuresome spirit and Curative’s Adult Day Services has opened a whole new world to her. She enjoys listening to music, shopping, cooking, playing video games and traveling. Her goals for the future include moving into her own apartment and attending math and reading classes at Milwaukee Area Technical College. She looks forward to coming to Curative where she will continue to blossom and build on her efforts to increase her confidence and self-advocacy.

“I work on my goals and then do fun stuff like going on community outings. I really like it here because this is where my friends are.”

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