Lauren’s Story

July 11, 2017

Lauren came to Tommy Nobis Center looking for a rewarding and fulfilling job. She felt unfulfilled in her last role and working nights was a challenge. Tommy Nobis Center’ employment specialists explored several positions with Lauren in order to match her career interests. Working with Tommy Nobis Center, Lauren was able to construct a solid […]

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Ray’s Story

January 10, 2017

Ray was blinded in a chemical accident on the job at age 32. Since then, he has recovered and become a fixture at Tommy Nobis Center for the past 17 years, mentoring new program participants (job trainees) and always joking with the staff. Ray has a nice home in College Park, and commutes three hours […]

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Sharon’s Story

January 3, 2017

Sharon Exton, a mail clerk at the US Housing & Urban Development (HUD) office in Memphis, TN, is described as a glowing, healthy person. But, before getting involved with Tommy Nobis Center, Sharon struggled with her disability and the stress of being unemployed. Sharon’s life was turned upside down in 2008 when she was hit […]

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Vicky’s Story

December 27, 2016

As a former paratransit driver, Vicky Murray provided safe and reliable transportation to passengers with limited mobility. She never imagined that one day she, too, would find herself with a disability. Vicky worked for the Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation before she was involved in a work-related accident while assisting a woman in a wheelchair. She […]

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Chris’ Story

December 20, 2016

Chris’ journey can be described as “determined with a purpose.” Chris started out weighing three and a half pounds. He is still “petite” in size, but large in personality. Chris underwent various surgeries in his early years and tube feedings until age 17, but he still managed to earn an education despite his learning disability. With […]

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