All Kinds of News for November 07, 2018
Applewood Transitions for Young Women, a member of the Q&A Family of Programs, is pleased to announce the addition of a new business, Venus Pizza Pies. Venus Pizza Pies will provide both delivery and curb-side pick up of homemade, hand-tossed pizzas as well as hot hoagies and subs. The young ladies will be operating the new business under the direction of Chef Matt Shockley. They will be responsible for cooking, taking orders, inventory, ordering supplies, customer service, and managing.
The young women of Applewood have been operating The Breakfast Nook restaurant for many years, and this has served to provide them with opportunities to learn and practice employment and life skills. The Breakfast Nook is a popular morning stop for members of the local community as well as the tourists who enjoy beautiful Canaan Valley. Many of the young ladies have built new friendships with customers who return daily to enjoy a good cup of coffee and freshly made breakfast. Adding Venus Pizza Pies not only provides employment opportunities, but allows the young ladies additional opportunities to continue building relationships and practicing communication skills.
The menu of Venus Pizza Pies will include quality items at affordable prices, which will be attractive to local residents as well as the tourists who will be coming to Canaan to ski during the winter months. No other restaurants in Canaan Valley offer delivery, so this is a unique and much needed service. “When a family has been out skiing all day, they often don’t want to make their way out for dinner; feeding tired kids in the comfort of their vacation rental is an attractive option,” said Mr. Shockley. “I have really enjoyed working with the young ladies of Applewood at The Breakfast Nook, and I’m excited to watch them continue to grow the restaurant management skills they have gained,” he continued.
Venus Pizza Pies is slated to open December 2018.
About Q&A Family of Programs
Q&A Family of Programs 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. Our 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.