Meet Ana Yepez
Hawthorne resident Ana Yepez was experiencing difficulties gaining employment as an adult with disabilities and limited work history, especially during the pandemic, and turned to the South Bay One-Stop Center.
After completing orientation sessions, she developed an individual employment plan with her career counselor and determined that a retail job would help her acquire new skills to reach her full potential. Ms. Yepez was referred to the State of California Department of Rehabilitation for additional services and worked with a Job Developer to identify employment opportunities with local retailers.
Outcome and Benefits:
Ms. Yepez gained employment with VONS in Gardena as Courtesy Clerk and enjoys all the rewards of employment, including confidence and financial stability.
Successful employment programs are at the heart of helping individuals like Ms. Yepez thrive and live fulfilling and independent lives.