Denton business receives Governor’s citation
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.
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.