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Canada House Sets Example for Broward Business Community
BY Laurie Menekou
March 31, 2015
Four and a half years ago, Denise Luhman, Resort Manager for Canada House, a Timeshare Resort in Pompano Beach, needed to hire a houseman. It occurred to Denise, that there was no reason why someone with a disability could not do this job. She connected with Victory Living Programs and hired a young man in their Employment Services program....

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Remembering Stephen M. Levine, PT, DPT, MSHA, FAPTA (1962-2015)
BY Laurie Menekou
March 06, 2015
We are saddened by the loss of our former board member Stephen M. Levine, PT, DPT, MSHA, FAPTA, who died in a car accident on March 3,...

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Thank You to Our Donors and Sponsors
BY Laurie Menekou
March 05, 2015
Victory Living Programs would like to thank our donors and sponsors who have contributed to this year’s annual Cheeseburger in Paradise fundraising event. Thank you to: - The Cheeseburger in Paradise 2015 Sponsors

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More Than 30 Years of Giving is Cause to Celebrate
BY Laurie Menekou
February 25, 2015
As Women’s History Month approaches, Victory Living Programs celebrates the benevolence of one of our female heroes and one of the programs longest standing board members, Gloria Schwartz. Gloria, along with her husband Ron, has been a member of the Victory Living Programs board for more than 30 years. Gloria, who was one of the...

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A Passion for Advocacy
BY Laurie Menekou
February 25, 2015
Join us in welcoming VLP’s new team member who joined the staff just one month ago.  “I want the general public to get past the stereotypes and learn...

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Enjoy A Little Piece of Paradise at Victory Living Programs’ Annual Cheeseburger in Paradise Event
BY Laurie Menekou
February 19, 2015
Fort Lauderdale, FL (February 19, 2015) – For one night only, Victory Living Programs will once again transport guests to an island paradise–themed event complete with the best burgers in town, cocktails, music and more! The annual Cheeseburger in Paradise event will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2015, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30...

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Victory Living Programs Is a Finalist in Community Aces Challenge, Voting Begins February 1, 2015
BY Laurie Menekou
February 02, 2015
Fort Lauderdale, FL (February 2, 2015) – Victory Living Programs was selected as a finalist in the Community Aces Challenge 2015, and now the only thing standing between them and a share of the $50,000 prize is a few hundred votes on Facebook. The voting period to determine the...

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A Life Lesson
BY Laurie Menekou
January 27, 2015
John Garrity, VLP’s Adult Day Training Support Staff and Activities Coordinator, knew VLP’s executive director, Bobbi Wigand, in his role as a Special Olympics Volunteer for five years before happily joining the VLP staff 14 months ago.  “I love working with the clients,” said...

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ABLE Act Will Benefit Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
BY Laurie Menekou
January 26, 2015
Fort Lauderdale, FL (January 23, 2015) - With bipartisan Congressional support and a stroke of President Obama’s pen, the families of individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities will be able to set up savings accounts to help with disability-related expenses. Recently, Obama signed the ABLE (Achieving a Better...

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A Plan to Invest in Our Communities in 2015
BY Laurie Menekou
January 09, 2015
The Arc of Florida is already planning for 2015 with their Invest in Florida’s Communities plan. The four-part plan, which outlines the organizations legislative priorities for 2015, includes proposals to increase Agency for Persons with Disabilities provider rates to sustain a provider base, provide funding for waitlist groups in need...

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