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A Thanksgiving Feast to Remember
BY Laurie Menekou
December 13, 2013
Who doesn’t love the smell of 6 baked turkeys, homemade stuffing and cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, stuffing and green beans? A feast fit for kings and queens was enjoyed by the more than 160 clients, friends and family members who attended this year’s Victory Living Programs’ Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, November 21,...

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The Victory Living Family Bids Farewell to Shirley Board
BY Laurie Menekou
December 13, 2013
Known for her tireless dedication to her work and the clients of Victory Living Programs, January will open a new chapter in Shirley Board’s life: Retirement. With more than forty years of experience in what she calls “her chosen calling,” Shirley has been with Victory Living Programs for more than seven years. Shirley...

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Queen for a Day Luncheon Raises $8,500
BY Laurie Menekou
November 12, 2013
More than 100 “queens" dressed in sashes and costumes that best depict their passions, strutted the runway on October 23, 2013 at Victory Living Programs’ annual "Queen for the Day" Champagne Luncheon which took place at the Fort Lauderdale Country Club. The luncheon provided non-stop laughter as the Diva from...

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Film Festival: An Evening of Glamour & Growth
BY Laurie Menekou
November 21, 2013
The VLP team “came out with the stars” at the First Annual Sprout Film Festival. No blue jeans, no shorts, no baseball caps - only gowns and tuxedos! This inaugural event featured films about...

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VLP Welcomes Two New Staff Members
BY Laurie Menekou
September 12, 2013
  Welcome to Our Family! Anne Vaughan Born in Germany, Anne Vaughan came to the United State as an exchange student. She enjoyed the USA so much she decided to pursue her higher education here. Anne (pronounced On a) not only earned  her BA in Psychology, but we are proud to announce that on August 6, ...

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Staff Member Spotlight of the Month
BY Laurie Menekou
September 12, 2013
  “I’ve got this gruff exterior,” Lee says with a chuckle, “Inside, I’m a big softie.”  Lee, Supported Living Supervisor, is a great big guy, so it is no surprise that along with baseball, he played football in high school. What you may not have guessed is that he was a good enough player...

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VLP Success Story of the Month
BY Laurie Menekou
September 12, 2013
  Wendy Wohl has a wonderful attitude. According to Wendy, there’s no reason to go through life with “a long face,” and “you just have to be happy. “ Wendy  started with Victory Living in 1995 thanks to the advice of a friend. Through VLP, she was set up with a coach who helps her with...

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The Winner's Circle: Client David Tennant
BY Laurie Menekou
September 12, 2013
David Tennant is an associate at Winn Dixie.  Recently, at work, David found a woman’s purse in a shopping cart. He did not hesitate to do the right thing, he turned it in. The next day, the woman was shocked to find her belongs all there.  This honorable man, when he is not working volunteers at his local Fire...

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David Torres and Lee Pouncy Receive Awards at 60th Annual ARC of Florida Conference
BY Laurie Menekou
November 12, 2013
Laughter, learning, tears, and inspiration were free flowing October 16 through 18 2013 at The Arc of Florida’s 60th Anniversary Convention, held at the University of Florida Hilton Hotel and Conference Center in Gainesville, Florida    For 60 years The ARC of Florida has been advocating on behalf of individuals with...

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