It was Friday, July 3, 1970 when Wendy came to Opengate as a young woman of 19, a date she has committed to memory. The agency was founded the previous year by a group of parents wanting better resources for their adult children. There were not many options for adults as they aged out of the system which provided for their needs as children.
We have come a long way in the development and acceptance of people with disabilities since Michael was young. Inclusion in communities, employment, volunteer opportunities, and the expansion of their unique skills has created a whole new world that in years past individuals never had the chance to experience. Thanks to top agencies like Opengate, the door is open to improve the quality of life for all.
Opengate honors all women at our agency today by bestowing them with a rose to symbolize their diversity, their inspiration, and our appreciation of all their achievements.
Our vegetable gardens begin with seeds planted in the greenhouse and carefully tended by Opengate residents until the seedlings are ready for planting in the outdoor gardens.
Congratulations to Sharon Oloo for being voted Employee of the Month, April 2017! Sharon’s dedication to working with extremely challenging individuals has been an inspiration to her co-workers, as well as her achievements towards the betterment of Opengate as an…