Nathan joined Partnership Resources, Inc. on a part time basis in June of 2016. He was looking for a program that offered him the opportunity to explore recreational, skill building, and work options, access the community, and receive consistent support when needed. As he navigated through the first year or so of his time with Partnership Resources, Inc., Nathan experienced some challenges that put up obstacles to his desired outcomes. He added additional days in the program, and continued to participate with varying levels of support required.
Towards the end of 2017, Nathan’s team began observing an increasing need for extra support, and a decrease in his engagement in functional, productive program activities. The team got together on several occasions, and put together a plan with Nathan at the center. As the plan was implemented, Nathan’s participation levels and subsequent success increased dramatically. He added volunteer activities to his schedule, stayed physically active, and attended classes that allowed him to practice soft skills critical to employment.
Currently, Nathan is engaged in a two day a week community job with Beltline Properties. He is a member of a work team that completes light ground keeping duties for several properties along Beltline Boulevard in St. Louis Park, MN. Nathan not only completes his assigned tasks well and maintains a good level of focus on his work, but has assumed a peer leadership role-as he helps make sure work supplies/tools are ready to go prior to starting the job. Nathan’s abilities are starting to shine, and his outcomes are beginning to become a reality. A true success story.