TJ has been with Hope Haven since 2018 and has been a consistent source of positivity to his peers and staff. TJ is an active community member and volunteers with his alma mater, Cedar Shoals High School. Given his strong work ethic, he wanted to do more and find a job in the community.
Through Hope Haven’s Supported Employment Program (SEP), TJ was able to find competitive employment with Levi. He was so excited when he received his first paycheck! Unfortunately, this came to an end with the start of the pandemic.
However, he felt empowered and was undeterred to find a new job. TJ independently found new work at Kroger. With the help of Hope Haven’s job coach, he was able to further develop his work skills and increase his confidence. He is undeniably a reliable and hard-working employee.
We are beyond thrilled for TJ and his achievements, and cannot wait to see what else he accomplishes in the future!