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Cancellations: Hurricane Irma
BY Laurie Menekou
September 06, 2017
The following programs and events have been cancelled as we all prepare for Hurricane Irma.  As more updates become available they will be posted to this page. Stay Safe!       ...

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Hurricane Harvey: Ways to Help the Arc of Texas
BY Laurie Menekou
September 01, 2017
Many of you have called and asked if we were doing anything to assist the victims of Hurricane Harvey. We have been in touch with our fellow Arc Chapters in Texas. The Arc of Greater Beaumont has been severely affected by Hurricane Harvey. Many folks in their Adult Day Training Programs (ADT) have been evacuated from their homes. Currently...

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John Sullivan: New VLP Board Member
BY Laurie Menekou
September 01, 2017
Please join us in welcoming John Sullivan to our Board of Directors. John J. Sullivan is the Director of Legislative Affairs for Broward County Public Schools, handling the state and federal policy issues for the District. Sullivan enlisted in the army in 2002, and served as an enlisted infantry soldier in Iraq and Afghanistan. After his...

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Happy Hour Supporting Victory Living Programs
BY Laurie Menekou
August 28, 2017
WHEN:  Friday, September 8, 2017 from 5:30 - 7 p.m. WHERE:  Stache Drinking Den and Coffee Bar (109 SW 2nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312) Tickets:  $15 cash or credit (at the door) Come out and support Victory Living Programs at the best Speakeasy around. There will be amazing prohibition cocktails and a...

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Meet Rosemary Bertolacci: Office Manager / Bookkeeper
BY Laurie Menekou
August 28, 2017
Born and raised in Bronx, NY, Rosemary joined the Victory Living Programs team in February 2017. Rosemary’s son, Dennis, has been a participant in the Adult Day Training/Community Inclusion Program since 2005 and she has graciously dedicated her time as a volunteer for 10+ years. Dennis loves Victory Living Programs and Rosemary truly...

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Karaoke Party at Lucky's Market Plantation
BY Laurie Menekou
August 11, 2017
Monday, August 14, 2017 7 - 9 p.m. Lucky's Market Plantation (7700 Peters Rd., Plantation, FL 33324) Enjoy free samples of wine, beer, local foods, a Lucky's Market snack bar, and free karaoke from Victory Living Programs, a local non-profit assisting & training those with disabilities to live life fully....

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Client of the Month: James Whitely
BY Laurie Menekou
July 31, 2017
Born in Charleston, SC, James is one of seven – he has three sisters and three brothers! James is a longtime athlete who has participated in Special Olympics for more than 40 years! While his favorite sports are now bowling and bocce, he has also played basketball, soccer, softball, and volleyball. When James isn’t playing...

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Employee Spotlight: Elizabeth Midence
BY Laurie Menekou
July 31, 2017
Originally from New York, Elizabeth’s family moved to South Florida in 1967. A graduate of University of Tennessee in Knoxville, with a degree in Home Economics Education, Elizabeth began her career as a Home Economics teacher at Bright Horizons. It was then that she was first introduced to working with individuals with intellectual...

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Macy's Shop for a Cause
BY Laurie Menekou
July 28, 2017
Donate to Victory Living Programs and receive Macy's Shop for a Cause Savings Pass Promotions! If you donate to Victory Living Programs by August 9, 2017,  you will receive Macy's Shop for a Cause Savings Pass Promotions, listed below. These Savings Pass Promotions can be used in any Macy's store from August 10 - 13,...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Leo Levy
BY Laurie Menekou
June 30, 2017
One day Leo Levy was attending a picnic to celebrate Mitzvah Day at Temple Kol Ami for the clients of Victory Living Programs. He enjoyed interacting with the clients so much (especially karaoke) that he approached Bobbi Wigand to learn how he could get more involved. “She offered me the opportunity to volunteer with the...

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