Mohammad was referred to STAR Center in September of 2018 needing assistance in obtaining employment. Mohammad had been diagnosed with a cognitive impairment, epilepsy, and with an orthopedic neurological impairment. He was very motivated to work but was unable to drive.
After finding transportation assistance for Mohammad, STAR Center staff member, Kelly, began working on finding the right position for his client. After inquiring and submitting applications at many businesses on Mohammad’s behalf, Kelly got Mohammad an interview at Gimme A $5. Since Mohammad requested a job in retail stocking, he was very excited. After practicing and discussing the interview process, Mohammad not only interviewed well, but he got the job on the spot!
Mohammad now works 29 hrs. each week when transportation is available. He says that he loves getting a paycheck and having his own money. He also says that one of the best things about having a job is the new friends he has in his coworkers. We expect Mohammad to have a long and successful career at Gimme A $5!
Providing comprehensive services to help people with disabilities join or rejoin the workforce is important to STAR Center. Mohammad’s success story is one of many. If you have questions about employment services at STAR Center, please call us at 731-668-3888.