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Aaron

Aaron Zint

What positions have you had at Compass? What is your current role? I began as a CSS (Community Service Specialist). I was later promoted to the Team Leader position, then into the corporate office as the Team Builder for Shasta, Tehama and Siskiyou County, and most recently into the Fiscal Department, which facilitates my degree in Accounting. What … Continued

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Alex

Alex is one of our Compass veterans, having started with Compass in mid-2012. At the time, Alex was living in a residential care home and dreaming about moving into his own place. Although he appreciated the care and support he received in his home, he believed he was capable of living independently and of course, Compass … Continued

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Andrew

Andrew is an amazing human being with tons of potential and a list of accomplishments already behind him at the age of 24. After graduating high school, Andrew studied for a year at Shasta College and then completed two years of training as an auto mechanic, receiving 4 ASE certifications and obtaining a summer placement … Continued

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Andrew Heiligenthal

What positions have you had at Compass? What is your current role? ILC (Independent Living Services Life Coach) and Case Facilitator. What year did you come work at Compass? 2011 What is your favorite memory of working at Compass? The ILS retreat – I loved spending time building together with the ILS team as a group, … Continued

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Candy

I have CP – Cerebral Palsy. It can affect people different ways, but mine is involuntary muscle control on my left side. I was born with CP. Back then, they didn’t have a diagnosis–they told mom and my dad to lock me up in a mental institution. Now we’re so far advanced, and we get … Continued

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Craig St. Clair

What positions have you had at Compass? What is your current role? CSS (Community Service Specialist) and then a Team Leader What year did you come work at Compass? 2011 What is your favorite memory of working at Compass? My first time taking David for a walk around Shasta Dam and seeing him explore. What is your … Continued

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James

How many of you can remember your first apartment and the thrill of moving out into the community? If you're like me, you might recall how exciting it was to venture out and begin making your own decisions. Let me introduce to you someone who is doing just that. James is a brilliant young man … Continued

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Kim

Kim is a wonderfully life filled young lady with Downs Syndrome, in her early 30s. She is detailed, intentional, and meticulous and cares about how her world functions and how others receive her. She greatly values commitment, longevity and loyalty in her staff. She came to be an SLS client for Compass in January of … Continued

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Michael

Michael is an amazing and courageous soul. Three years ago he actually was featured in our newsletter as one of the most memorable articles his ILS Manager, Cassandra, has ever written. It wasn’t an article about some drastic dream that was accomplished, or some amazing trip that he went on. Instead he was featured for … Continued

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Michele Gilbertson

What positions have you had at Compass? Independent Living Services Life Coach, Independent Living Services Manager, and Senior Independent Living Services Manager What is your current role? Senior Independent Living Services Manager What year did you come work at Compass? Nov. 2008 What is your favorite memory of working at compass?  When I started working for Compass I was happy with a few … Continued

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Mike

Mike’s has been an ILS client at Compass for almost 5 years. Mike has always been up for an adventure and is a regular at all of our retreats and client events. He loves to socialize and have fun. Mike also struggles with his emotions and tends to worry a lot. This has caused him … Continued

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Pablo

We have all heard the phrase “life of the party”. That phrase has never been truer that when we talk about Pablo. Pablo is flamboyant, energetic individual that has so much kindness; it’s hard not to be pulled into his persona when you are near him. Pablo moved just last year from Sacramento and has … Continued

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Roy Galos

What positions have you had at Compass? What is your current role? On-Call specialist (something we had a long time ago); then a CSS (Community Service Specialist) and then a Team Leader What year did you come work at Compass? June 2005 What is your favorite memory of working at Compass? First: Compass encouraging me … Continued

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Sandra

Compass takes pride in its ability to respond to community service needs. Over the past few years, the state’s Department of Developmental Services has identified a disparity in service provision to non-English speaking consumers across California. Compass has made efforts to reach out to the various cultural groups and address their service needs. Sandra Do … Continued

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Scotty

Scotty moved from his family home to Supportive Living at 21 years old. Having Down Syndrome and Apraxia, which makes it difficult for the brain to communicate with his body, Scotty had never lived away from home. The transition took much preparation. The day his parents left him with his supportive living staff, he was … Continued

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Jenelle

As a young two-year-old, I was abused by my biological mom physically, and I was sexually abused by her boyfriend until I was four years old. Then, I was taken away and put in a foster home, which was a good home. I stayed there until the age of 10 years old. I ended up … Continued