- Overcoming Invisible Disabilities
Creative, energetic, diligent. When you see Elena in action delivering structured activities and supervision for youth at a local elementary school, these might be some of the words you would use to describe her. You would likely have no idea how hard she has worked to get to this place. Elena works as a Program Leader in her position with AZ Community Enrichment, but just a few years ago, Elena, who has overcome several mental health disorders, was hardly able to leave home and had a hard time doing basic things for herself. Before coming to Beacon Group, she found it difficult just to talk to people.
Learn more about Elena’s story and three specific ways that Beacon programs have moved her closer to her goals.
Help us lift up the lives of individuals with disabilities by EXPANDING our resources to create employment opportunities! Two thirds of people age 18-64 with disabilities do not have a job, despite their interest in working. They cite an inability to connect to appropriate jobs and supports and a lack of skills and training as barriers to attaining work. Qualified workers with disabilities, as a group, rate average or above average in quality and quantity of work, flexibility to demands, attendance, and safety. Last year alone, Beacon helped 1,700 people with a wide variety of employment options. In addition to improving the lives of people with disabilities you may be able to reduce, dollar-for-dollar, what you pay in Arizona state taxes. Help us LIFT UP more lives. Give Here!
NEED SOME PAINT? For over four years, Beacon Group has been recycling paint collected through the City of Tucson’s Household Hazardous Waste Program. The city collects the paint, but Beacon makes it usable again!
COLORS – $15.00 per 5 Gallon
WHITE – $35 per 5 Gallon
Learn more about how this 100% post-consumer recycled latex paint will save you money while it saves the environment and creates jobs for people with disabilities!
- Beacon on Morning Blend
For 65 years Beacon Group’s wide array of employment choices has helped people with disabilities gain independence by providing training and jobs. President of Beacon Group, Greg Natvig, and Jeff Brandenburg who works for Beacon Group as Pipe Assembler at SW Gas are interviewed on KGUN’s Morning Blend. View here.