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Adult Day Training Program Wishlist
BY Laurie Menekou
July 25, 2014
Victory Living helps so many individuals with intellectual and development disabilities each year. However, as a non-profit organization, your generosity is so greatly appreciated to help us provide programing that promotes our clients’ independence. One program is the Adult Day Training Program, where adults with disabilities have the...

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Meet One of Our Dedicated Volunteers: Delaney Toombs
BY Laurie Menekou
July 25, 2014
Delaney Toombs’ love affair with volunteering to benefit individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities, began when she was a toddler. Her older brother participated as a Unified Partner with Special Olympics and she could hardly wait to be old enough to do the same. Today, Delaney is a seasoned member of the following...

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Black & Blue Event Raises $3,500
BY Laurie Menekou
June 27, 2014
On Sunday, June 1, 2014, Victory Living Program’s hosted the perfect night of good food and great friends! Guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at Blue Martini and dinner, wine and dessert at The Capital Grille. The night concluded back at Blue Martini for after dinner drinks and dancing. This fabulous event helped us...

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Special Thanks to the Florida Legislature
BY Laurie Menekou
June 27, 2014
The 2014 Florida Legislative Session was a strong one for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).  Funds for employment training, new and renovated group home construction, critical dental services, adult day training programs, Medicaid Waiver Waitlist and a study to examine minimum wage impacts on services...

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Victory Aces Win Silver at 2014 Special Olympics USA Games
BY Bobbi Wigand
July 01, 2014
For some, playing a sport is about the training, the mental focus and of course, the win. For members of the Victory Living Programs volleyball team, the Victory Aces, playing a sport is about so much more. It’s about commitment, it’s about a bond between teammates that runs deeper than the next win, and it’s about playing...

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The Victory Aces, Victory Living Programs’ Volleyball Team, Heads to Special Olympics USA Games
BY Laurie Menekou
June 06, 2014
For some, playing a sport is about the training, the mental focus and of course, the win. For members of the Victory Living Programs volleyball team, the Victory Aces, playing a sport is about so much more. It’s about commitment, it’s about a bond between teammates that runs deeper than the next win, and it’s about playing...

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It’s Not Work if You Enjoy It!
BY Laurie Menekou
May 28, 2014
Sandra “Sandy” Wright was born in Buffalo, NY, is one of four sisters of Irish/German descent and has a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Florida. Her professional career is deep-rooted in social services. Sandy has worked with the elderly, the poor and for the past 10 years she has worked with...

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A New and Improved Home Sweet Home
BY Laurie Menekou
May 27, 2014
Pamela Taylor recently received a new home—and she didn’t even have to move out of her current one to get it. Her “new” home was created by renovating her current kitchen and bathroom, making those two areas more accessible for her. The facelift included modifications that made her home safer and more comfortable for...

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Welcome Back Stephen Schorr
BY Laurie Menekou
May 27, 2014
The Board of Directors is pleased to welcome Stephen Schorr back to the Board.  Stephen, who had served on the Board from 2003 to 2008, is now re-committing his time and efforts to serve Victory Living Programs.  Board President Debbie Day stated,” We are so fortunate to have Stephen back on the board and look forward to his...

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Victory Living Programs athletes compete at the State Special Olympics Summer Games
BY Laurie Menekou
May 27, 2014
Victory Living Programs was well represented at the State Special Olympics Summer Games, May 16-18 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando.  With three volleyball teams (the Setters, the Storm and the Aces), four track and field athletes, one soccer player, twelve bocce players and one tennis player, Victory Living Programs...

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