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Meet Artis Bush: June 2016 Client of the Month
BY Laurie Menekou
June 29, 2016
"It is important for me to be nice and polite and funny," says Artis. He is succeeding, as people who know him, from VLP staff to co-workers at McDonald's describe him as a "great guy," with a great sense of humor and a real pleasure to know.      Artis was born right here in Florida, where...

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6th Annual Black and Blue Dine Around Event a Success!
BY Laurie Menekou
June 28, 2016
Victory Living Programs’ Annual Black and Blue Dine Around event, held this year on Sunday, June 5, 2016 offered 60 guests a unique dining and dancing experience complete with cocktails, dinner and dessert.  This event successfully raised more than $6,500, which goes directly to supporting individuals with disabilities in Broward...

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Vote Once to Help Us Win $5k!
BY Laurie Menekou
June 06, 2016
Advocating for persons with disabilities to ensure they live life to the fullest and reach their highest level of independence is a mission we stand for. Being able to tell the story of our clients’ achievements is one of the prerequisites for successful advocacy. Help Us Tell Our Story & Win $5k! Victory Living Programs...

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ABLE United - Florida ABLE Act Program
BY Laurie Menekou
May 27, 2016
What is the ABLE Act? Historically, persons with a disability often face unique challenges when trying to save for future needs. Due to restrictions on holdings, assets and net worth (means testing), traditional savings options for persons with a disability may have compromised the continued receipt of federal or state benefits in years...

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Client Spotlight: Elizabeth Shoemaker
BY Laurie Menekou
May 27, 2016
Elizabeth Shoemaker is a world traveler. In addition to visiting many countries in Europe and South America, Elizabeth has also traveled to Australia, Israel, and Easter Island. In the next year, she will visit Norway, Sweden, and Denmark and later Peru.  A long-time participant in Victory Living’s Community Inclusion/Adult...

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Meet Robyn Ames
BY Laurie Menekou
May 27, 2016
Please join us in welcoming Robyn Ames to the Victory Living family. In March 2016, Robyn joined the VLP team as a Supervisor for the Community Inclusion/Adult Day Training Program. “I have always loved working with people with 'different' abilities" and believe we need to help everyone to know that these citizens...

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Client of the Month: Meet Phillip
BY Laurie Menekou
April 29, 2016
Phillip joined Victory Living Programs in September and hit the ground running toward living more independently! He participates in  the Supported Living and Supported Employment Programs, and is a well-rounded athlete. As an active member on the basketball and volleyball teams, Phillip is looking forward to attending the Florida State...

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Annual Conference Date Announced
BY Laurie Menekou
April 29, 2016
Florida’s Voice on Developmental Disabilities (FVDD), a statewide 501(c)(3) non- profit, announces its annual conference titled “Ain’t Misbehavin: Coping with Behavioral Problems for Persons with Developmental Disabilities.” The all-day conference will take place on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at Broward Health North...

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Mystery and Elegance Collided for the Victory Victorian Masquerade Ball
BY Laurie Menekou
April 29, 2016
The Victory Victorian Masquerade Ball, held on Saturday, April 2, 2016, delighted guests with a magnificent evening filled with mystery, elegance and enchantment. Hosted by the Angels of Victory, a dedicated group of volunteers who plan and host fundraising events throughout the year to benefit Victory Living Programs (VLP), the Victory...

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Meet William “Randy” Steinbeck
BY Laurie Menekou
April 29, 2016
Randy became interested in Victory Living Programs (VLP) through his friendship with Debbie Day and her son, “Jackie” Chizmar, a participant in VLP’s social/recreational program. Randy and his wife Lynne began attending various VLP fundraisers and events and his interest grew. Two years after his retirement from the...

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