Den­ton busi­ness receives Gov­er­nor’s ci­ta­tion

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DEN­TON — Mary­land Gov. Larry Ho­gan re­cently rec­og­nized Homestead Manor in Den­ton for striv­ing to in­crease in­clu­sive com­mu­nity work op­por­tu­ni­ties for in­di­vid­u­als with dis­abil­i­ties.

“Dur­ing Na­tional Dis­abil­i­ties Em­ploy­ment Aware­ness Month, and all year long, we want to high­light how em­ploy­ers are help­ing peo­ple in the dis­abil­i­ties com­mu­nity use their tal­ents and are re­ally mak­ing a dif­fer­ence,” said Carol Beatty, Sec­re­tary of the Mary­land De­part­ment of Dis­abil­i­ties, on be­half of Ho­gan.

Homestead Manor em­ploys adults through Bene­dic­tine’s Adult Ser­vices pro­gram in Ridgely. For Leonard Green, the di­rec­tor of en­vi­ron­men­tal op­er­a­tions at Homestead, work­ing with Nick, a Bene­dic­tine client, has been a win­win.

“Nick brings with him a smil­ing face ev­ery day, and we are so glad he is a part of the team,” Green said. “We learn from each other and I would en­cour­age any busi­ness to ex­plore new pos­si­bil­i­ties. I am cer­tainly glad we took the op­por­tu­nity with Nick.”

The Gov­er­nor’s Ci­ta­tion also rec­og­nizes the role em­ploy­ers play in bring­ing a stronger and more com­pet­i­tive eco­nomic en­vi­ron­ment to all the res­i­dents of Mary­land, in­clud­ing those with dis­abil­i­ties, and for en­sur­ing that those in­di­vid­u­als have the same op­por­tu­ni­ties to live, work and thrive in their com­mu­ni­ties.

Since 1982 Bene­dic­tine’s Adult Ser­vices pro­gram has been sup­port­ing com­mu­nity liv­ing and in­de­pen­dent liv­ing skills and em­ploy­ment re­sources for peo­ple with de­vel­op­men­tal dis­abil­i­ties.

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Sec­re­tary of the Mary­land De­part­ment of Dis­abil­i­ties Carol Beatty, on be­half of Gov. Larry Ho­gan, rec­og­nized Homestead Manor in Den­ton for striv­ing to in­crease in­clu­sive com­mu­nity work op­por­tu­ni­ties for in­di­vid­u­als with dis­abil­i­ties. From left: Kim Gschei­dle, East­ern Shore Re­gional Di­rec­tor of DDA at State of Mary­land Sec­re­tary of the Mary­land De­part­ment of Dis­abil­i­ties; Beatty; Bruce Boyer, Homestead Manor owner; Chris­tine Har­ring­ton, Homestead Manor ad­min­is­tra­tor; a Homestead Manor rep­re­sen­ta­tive and Nick, a Bene­dic­tine Adult Ser­vices client.

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