When Taylor began attending our evening baking classes she was very reserved; held her head down, slumped over and would not talk much with anyone. The only verbal interactions observed were between Taylor and her mother during drop-off and pick-up. After two classes, Taylor began interacting with peers and staff. As time went on Taylor began coming twice a week with support staff to volunteer in our markets, assist with catering events and joined our evening art program. Currently, Taylor attends Job Preparation program three days a week and is an employed on the weekends at our Weston market. We have witnessed growth in Taylor’s confidence, self-determination, engagement in healthy choices and socialization.
“When you ask me what impact The Farmer’s House has had on Taylor, the word I use is PURPOSE! It has given her something to look forward to each day. Something of her very own; friends, goals in life, self confidence, self discipline, a job, people to confide in outside of her family, but most important a PURPOSE… that she is meant to do bigger things in life, touch others hearts not just ours!”
– Taylor’s Mother.