On October 12th, in honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Dreamcatchers Empowerment Network celebrated the success of their clients as they recognized those who have been hired during the past year.
The Dreamcatchers’ annual Client Success Recognition Event was held at the Holiday Inn in downtown Sacramento and was a huge success with clients, families, employers, along with state and county officials attending.
This year’s keynote speaker was Mr. Joe Xavier, Director of CA Department of Rehabilitation. Joe shared his story of being a former clients of DOR and provided hope and encouragement to those clients being recognized but also to all in attendance.
The day was filled with wonderful stories of perseverance and inspiration from their clients as they shared how Dreamcatchers and finding employment has changed their lives. There was not a dry eye in the house as family members shared how being employed has changed their loved ones’ lives. Here are a few examples of what their clients shared about Dreamcatchers:
Dreamcatchers gave people like myself, hope, courage, motivation and self-esteem to get out and get myself a job…- Lakysha
… I couldn’t have got a job without you. – Leslie
Dreamcatchers was instrumental in my life and I could not have done it without them. Thank you very much. – Joshua
I am so grateful and happy to be starting a new job – Andrea
… you were my lighthouse- always there for me to provide that beacon of light for me to follow. – Olivia
I am grateful to the Dreamcatchers program for providing me with the support I needed to get past the barriers that I was being stopped by previously. – George
Every time we meet you had hope in me, even when I did have hope in myself. You showed me that I could do this. – Jennifer
Dreamcatchers have been great for me and I have been able to feel more confident and ready for full-time employment when I’m done. – Keith J.
This celebration event was a great way to honor and shine the spotlight on Dreamcatchers’ clients who deserve every bit of praise for their accomplishments and how they have taken charge of changing their lives. Congratulations to all the Dreamcatchers and their continued success!
Thank You to All Our Donors for Their Generous Contributions to Our Event!
Boomtown Casino Hotel
O’Reily Auto Parts
Llamas Family Vineyards
Crestwood Behavioral Health, Inc.
Sacramento Kings Foundation
Napa Valley Country Club
David Arthur Vineyards
Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP