A Proclamation on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Pride Month, 2023 In June 1969, a courageous group of Americans rose up to protest the violence and marginalization they faced in what became known as the Stonewall Uprising. Police had raided the Stonewall Inn — a gay bar located in New York City — […]
Mental Illness in the US Here’s what you should know about the importance of Mental Health Awareness Month and how you can get involved. Article via Psychology Today Magazine People consistently rank health as one of the most important things in life. Sadly, however, optimal mental health is often not included. Mental health is many […]
The World Needs All Kinds of Minds Through groundbreaking research and the lens of her own autism, Temple Grandin brings startling insight into two worlds. Temple Grandin, diagnosed with autism as a child, talks about how her mind works — sharing her ability to “think in pictures,” which helps her solve problems that neurotypical brains […]
How to participate in the National Racial Healing Originally posted by The National Day of Racial Healing, which is part of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation efforts. Image taken from 2023 National Day of Racial Healing Action Kit Banner. View original post here. Racial healing restores individuals and communities to wholeness. Racial […]
Monday marks the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. Below is a transcript of his celebrated “I Have a Dream” speech, delivered on Aug. 28, 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
The Springfield-based human service non-profit agency Viability held a re-branding event Friday. Mayor Domenic Sarno showed his support for Viability’s goal of providing a variety of services for people with disabilities needing jobs and job training.
When he started to talk, I was immediately struck by his calm and soothing voice. Everyone listened. He said, “My Name is Frederick Oballa,” and then someone interrupted him saying, “tell them that you send all your money to your community in Kenya to help build wells for water and to help children to go to school!” he broke into a big smile. I needed to know more!
Viability is excited to announce that we have recently received a 3 year renewable contract to provide employment services to individuals referred from the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS).
By recruiting, hiring, and retaining those with disabilities, businesses can give themselves a competitive edge and demonstrate their commitment to inclusion.
Colleen Holmes is the President and CEO of Viability, Inc. and has served on the Baystate Health Board since 2017, including her membership on the Quality Committee, Human Resources Committee and Governance Committee. Let’s learn more about her!