All Kinds of News for February 08, 2017
Gary Mullenax has been an intergral part of the Q&A team for almost 3 years. Gary has held a mentor position at Applewood Transitions for that period of time, and has also taken on many other supportive roles as needed. One of his many talents includes interior decorating! The room shown here is one Gary's most recent projects. As you can see, he has a great eye for this. We've been doing many capital improvements and renovating in all of the programs recently. This room that Gary decorated is at Applewood Transitions where Gary has also updated a few other client rooms and common areas.
The young ladies at Applewood truly enjoy having Gary as one of their mentors. He has a natural ability to build rapport and uses his wonderful sense of humor and caring heart to make genuine connections with the clients. Gary came to us with a diverse background of experience. He formerly worked at Alldredge Academy as direct care staff and has held various positions in the hospitality industry over the years. Gary was born and raised in this community and comes from a large family. He has always been the one in his family that everyone turns to for support.
When asked what he feels the biggest challenge is as a mentor, he stated that helping the clients stay focused on their goals and not on other people and relationships seems to be a big hurdle for them. He then said that there is so much he loves about this job, the most rewarding being when he gets calls from graduates saying "Thank you".
There are openings at Applewood Transitions for young women. If you have a family member who would enjoy the new room Gary decorated, please reach out to our admissions team. .
About Q&A Family of ProgramsQ&A Family of Programs located in WV works with young adults ages 18 and up, providing opportunities for each of them to develop independent, functional, and happy lives with a high level of quality. The clients have struggled to reach independence for a variety of reasons such as the inability to develop and/or implement the life skills needed to be successful, or struggling to obtain consistent employment. Our goal is to help these individuals find meaning and an authentic purpose for their lives and a practical path to achieve their goals.