Journal Inquirer Article

Manchester agency thrives by ‘caring about’
the people it helps

MANCHESTER — In what could have been its darkest hour, the nonprofit agency Journey Found Inc. instead crafted a new way to continue its work. The nonprofit had been working for decades with adults who have intellectual or developmental disabilities or disorders, as well as those with autism. In February 2013, however, its contract with the state was suddenly ended.

This was a huge problem, CEO Tracey Walker said Tuesday. Without the department’s resources, no one knew what would happen to the 51 adults the nonprofit cared for or the 192 staffers it employed.

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For the People Podcast

Tracy Walker Interview | For the People, hosted by John Voket on Player FM

Host John Voket catches up with Journey Found - a Hartford area agency supporting state residents on the autism spectrum, and with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Then we'll talk with a couple of renowned blood cancer researchers whose agencies will benefit from the 5th Annual Pineapple Classic Obstacle 5K Returning to the Greenwich Polo Club on October 8. And we'll close talking with the director of Connecticut's first in the nation long term care partnership about why residents as young as 40 should strongly consider investing in this important coverage.

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Scot Haney Meets Rachel

Rachel just loves Scot a matter of fact she thinks Steve, our CFO looks like Scot Haney and would say "Hi Scot Haney" to Steve every time she passes his office.

We at Journey Found believe in making dreams come true, so Steve wrote into the station and asked if Scot would visit the agency to meet Rachel for the holidays (2015). And he did just that!!! Journey Found Inc., is a non-profit organization that provides residential, behavioral, and other support services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.