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Holiday Card 1 Fall 2009 Newsletter
650 Poydras Street Contest
New Orleans, Louisiana Triumph 2
Phone: 504-568-0026 Ashley Wall 2
FIRST ANNUAL TRIUMPH HOLIDAY CARD CONTEST:
Fax: 504-274-4770 New Designations PATRICK SCHERER NAMED WINNER
A non-profit corporation Welcome 2
Ben Bagert For the first time, Tri-
Sarah Lazaro umph of Special Peo-
Holiday Card 3 ple held a holiday
Ashley Wall greeting card contest.
Executive Director/ Order Form
Facilitator The theme was
Donations to 4 “Frosty the Snowman”
Kelley Williams Triumph and contest entry was
Chief Financial Officer extended to all of
those in the surround-
ing community. We
Triumph of had many wonderfully
creative submissions, Patrick Scherer
DONATE TO TRIUMPH OF SPECIAL PEOPLE, INC Special People, 2009 Holiday Card Design Winner
and the decision was a
Triumph of Special People, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that relies heav-
Inc. has job tough one for our
ily on donations. openings. panel of judges. Thank
you to all that en- Patrick’s entry will be personal needs made
Before Triumph was formed nine years ago, there were few opportunities for the by developmentally
developmentally disabled to enjoy outings, socializing with friends, and living safely
tered, and please available for sale as the
Personal Care know that your entry official Triumph of disabled adults in our
and independently outside the walls of an institution. Attendants— community.
We are on the web
will decorate the walls Special People, Inc.
Through kind donations like yours, Triumph is changing that. Your donation enables all shifts. of the Triumph office
www.triumphla.org holiday card of the
Triumph to sponsor such outings, field trips, social events and to provide highly throughout the holiday Thank you, Patrick, for
skilled and well-paid attendants to assist and train developmentally disabled people
For additional season (please see our
information, season. order form within this your winning entry and
to live in their own homes rather than institutions. thank you, newsletter
please visit our newsletter to purchase
If you would like to help Triumph help individuals with disabilities by making your tax Now, we are pleased your cards today!). All recipients, for assisting
website Triumph of Special
deductible donation please mail a check to: to announce this proceeds will go to
at People, Inc. in this very
Triumph of Special People, Inc. year’s first annual holi- sponsoring of activi-
www.triumphla.org day greeting card con- “merry” fundraising
650 Poydras Street, Suite 2708 ties, maintenance of
or call test winner is our residential proper- endeavor.
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
Ashley Wall Patrick Scherer. ties, and requests of
at (504) 568-0026.
If you have any questions regarding donating to Triumph of Special People, please
contact Sarah Lazaro at (504) 568-0026 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Triumph of Special People, Inc.
2009 Holiday Card Order Form
Page 2 Fall 2009 Newsletter For the first time, Triumph of Special People is offering a holi-
day card! A contest was held featuring the theme “Frosty the
TRIUMPH IS DEFICIENCY-FREE ASHLEY WALL EARNS TWO Snowman.” Our winning entry was created by Patrick Scherer
STATE DESIGNATIONS and is pictured to the right. These cards are now on sale for
the upcoming holiday season. The deadline to order cards is
December 4, 2009! You can also visit our website to print
In June 2009, a random, found to be deficiency- Ashley Wall has been state-approved to out order forms at www.triumphla.org.
unannounced audit was free,” said the State DHH serve as the Direct Service Worker Train-
conducted by the Depart- Examiner. The state ex- ing Coordinator for Triumph of Special
ment of Health and Hospi- aminer further requested People, Inc. This designation allows our
Yes, I would like to order holiday cards and have them
tals, Health Standards Sec- that we serve as a referral agency to complete the mandated 16-hour shipped to:
tion. The purpose of this resource for other pro- direct service worker training on-site at
audit was to determine if vider agencies of our kind. our office for free, whereas we once had Name: _____________________________________
Triumph of Special People, She said that other pro- to contract with a training facility outside
Inc. is compliant with the vider agencies could call of our agency for this costly training. Address: ___________________________________
standards set forth by the upon us when they re-
state licensing and federal ceive deficiencies so that Also, we would like to recognize Ashley City, State, Zip: ______________________________
regulatory bodies. Our we could impart valuable Wall for earning a licensed professional
Phone #: ___________________________________
agency was found to be in feedback on how to build counselor (LPC) designation through the INSIDE: “May your holidays be merry and the new
compliance with all applica- in strategies and systems Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselor Email Address: ______________________________ year bring you many smiles!”
ble requirements and re- to make a compliant pro- Board of Examiners. Although this desig-
ceived the designation of vider agency work in the nation is not a requirement of her posi-
Shipping & Handling Rates:
“deficiency-free.” day-to-day routine of an tion as facilitator and executive director of Yes, I would like a personalized message or greeting
“Triumph is the first pro- agency. Triumph of Special People, Inc., we are added to my card for $1.99. Please have it read:
vider agency that I have proud of her accomplishment. It should 1-10 Packs $5.00
be stated that Ashley will not be taking on _____________________________________________ 11-20 Packs $7.00
consumers as counseling clients, but we 21+ Packs $10.00
are certain she can use her expertise in _____________________________________________
the field of counseling to serve our con-
sumers by helping them navigate through _____________________________________________ **The card is 5 1/2” x 4 1/4”
To some, it is a TRIUMPH. . . **To avoid shipping charges, cards will also be available for pick-up
the counseling and psychological re-
(Please be specific and use a separate piece of paper if necessary). at our office.
to live on your own; sources offered in the community.
to maintain an exercise routine; Just add up your total price and return this form with a check made payable to:
Triumph of Special People, Inc.
to socialize with friends; TRIUMPH WELCOMES 650 Poydras Street, Suite 2708
New Orleans, LA 70130
to learn new daily-living skills; SARAH LAZARO (504) 568-0026
to try new recreational activities; Number of boxes Price Total
Triumph is pleased to for- Sarah is a 2007 graduate
to have a job. . .
mally recognize the newest from Louisiana State Uni- Holiday Cards : ______________ X $12.00 = _______________
member of our administra- versity’s E.J. Ourso College 10 cards per box with 10 white envelopes.
…our mission is to assist developmentally tive staff. This long overdue of Business
welcome goes out to Sarah Administra- Personalized Message: $1.99 = _______________
disabled people in achieving such One flat $1.99 rate for entire order.
TRIUMPHS each day of their lives. Lazaro who began with us tion where
in January and is serving as she earned a Shipping & Handling: ______________ See Shipping = _______________
Payroll Manager and Assis- B.S. in Busi- Please indicate if you will be picking your & Handling Rates
tant Executive Director/ ness Man- cards up at our office.
Yes, I would like to donate an additional, tax-deductible amount to Triumph: = _______________
Total: = _______________