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Victory Living Programs Job-A-Palooza Event
BY Laurie Menekou
June 22, 2018
In the U.S., only 20% of individuals with disabilities over age 16 are employed, compared to 68.3% without disabilities. Job-A-Palooza has one goal: to help high school and college students (14-22) with disabilities prepare for future employment opportunities.  Register by: Friday, August 17, 2018 ...

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Shout Out to Coastal Wrestling Championship!
BY Laurie Menekou
July 05, 2018
For the past few years, clients from Victory Living Programs' Social and Recreational Program have enjoyed attending the Coastal Wrestling Championship competitions. The wrestlers have gotten to know the folks from Victory Living Programs (VLP) and always make a point of coming over to speak and take photos with them. "The pro...

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Board Member Spotlight: Robert Holroyd
BY Laurie Menekou
July 05, 2018
Robert Holroyd, Victory Living Programs’ newest board member, has been working with Children’s Service Council as the Government Affairs Manager for almost three years. A Broward County native, Robert’s main responsibilities include serving as the policy point person for federal, state and elected officials to craft...

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Staff Member Spotlight: Sheila Pollock
BY Laurie Menekou
July 05, 2018
Sheila Pollock, Victory Living Programs' newest Adult Day Training/Community Inclusion (ADT) Program staff member, is a special populations expert. A Brooklyn native, Sheila's love and work with special populations began in 1972 when she began working as a Private School Teacher. Then in 1974, she moved to Florida and started...

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An Important Message from the Arc of Florida: Timing Update on Cuts
BY Laurie Menekou
June 21, 2018
The U.S. House of Representatives plans to vote again - as early as tomorrow - on a bill to cut off or reduce basic food assistance under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for roughly 2 million people across the nation. SNAP is vitally important for people with disabilities and their families. We know that all too...

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VLP Host 8th Annual Black & Blue Dine Around Event
BY Laurie Menekou
June 05, 2018
For the eighth consecutive year, Victory Living Programs invites members of the community to enjoy a one-of-a-kind dining experience that will tantalize your taste buds and support individuals with developmental disabilities. The annual Black & Blue Dine Around Event will take place on Sunday, June 3, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. at Blue Martini...

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Employee Spotlight: Anthony “Tony” Dao
BY Laurie Menekou
May 31, 2018
Tony Dao has been with Victory Living programs for a year and is a member of the Community Inclusion/Adult Day Training (ADT) Program team. While his daily responsibilities vary depending on the day’s activities, his passion stems from his appreciation for the clients Victory Living Programs serves. Born in Harrisburg,...

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Volleyball Teams Play to Win
BY Laurie Menekou
April 30, 2018
On Saturday, April 14, 2018, Victory Living's three volleyball teams traveled to Lake Wales to attend the Ridge Volleyball Tournament, held at the Vanguard School and hosted by the Ridge Community High School Special Olympics team, coached by Joseph and Casey Wigand and Chelesa Pace. Competing against four teams from Polk County, our...

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Employee Spotlight: Lurean Taylor
BY Laurie Menekou
April 30, 2018
Lurean Taylor started working at Victory Living Programs as an Employment Specialist on April 3, 2018. Her main responsibilities include assisting people with disabilities and helping with job development so that clients can contribute to a diverse workforce. Originally from Jamaica, Lurean has been a Broward County resident for 22...

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Richard Scott Heads to 2018 Special Olympics USA Games
BY Laurie Menekou
April 02, 2018
Victory Living Programs is proud to have yet another athlete heading to the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle from July 1-6, 2018: Richard Scott, who will be competing in swimming. Richard will participate alongside 4,000 other athletes representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Richard’s mother,...

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