The videos below bring our work to life, allowing you to meet some of the individuals we serve. These short clips highlight the ways in which our vocational and residential services support individuals with disabilities in enhancing their quality of life. Several of these videos tell the success stories of these individuals by showing how they are connecting with their community and pursuing and achieving their dreams.
Everyone can contribute, and we are all part of the community — a powerful message from a local employer and a Cascade Connections Vocational Services staff member. Learn more about how the people we serve bring joy and value to the companies where they work.
Meet Amy, a humorous, artistic, and caring woman who lives at Cascade Christian Home. When Amy first came to live at Cascade Christian Home, she hardly ever spoke, was often scared, and would either freeze or physically lash out if someone got too close. She needed a large amount of assistance with all daily tasks. Today, she loves to sing songs, dance to upbeat music, and laugh at America’s Funniest Home Videos. She volunteers at the library and cares for herself and her pet guinea pig. Hear more about Amy’s successful transformation here.
This is her success story.
This video tells the success story of Randy, someone who receives services from Cascade Connections Supported Living. Randy loves to study cars and play soccer in the Special Olympics. He now lives with a roommate, and his conversation skills and independent living skills have improved considerably. Learn more about how Randy has thrived in Supported Living.
If you missed our fundraising event, The Hamster Ball on November 15, 2019, here is the video we played at the event. You can join us in making a difference in someone’s life by donating or sharing the video. Thank you.
Through a montage of powerful scenes and text, this video highlights how much we as human beings share with each other, regardless of our ability status.
Hear firsthand from various staff, people we serve, and their family members about the significance of our work with people with disabilities. This video also introduces the different programs and services we offer in Whatcom County.
George Beanblossom, Executive Director of Cascade Connections, talks about Cascade Connections’ history and what makes the organization special. He highlights the reality of our interdependence as human beings and the importance of community in making all of our lives possible.
Hilde, whose son receives services through Cascade Connections Home Care, talks about some of the benefits Home Care has provided for her family and some of the reasons she would recommend Cascade Connections to other families.
Damian, a home care aid in the Cascade Connections Home Care program, talks about what it’s like to work at Cascade Connections, and why he finds it to be such a rewarding job.
Kayla, a customer of the Bellingham Supported Living program at Cascade Connections, talks about what it’s like to be part of the program and some of the ways Bellingham Supported Living has allowed her to live a more fulfilling life.
Mark, a customer of Cascade Supported Living and a board member at Cascade Connections, talks about his past and some of the ways Cascade Connections has positively affected his life.
Sherry, a representative from Haggen Food & Pharmacy talks about how Teri, a Cascade Connections Vocational Services customer, has worked at Haggen for 10 years now. She talks about the positive impact Teri has made in their workplace.
This video was created for our successful 2017 fundraiser to buy a new wheelchair van. The project was successfully funded, and the wheelchair van was purchased at the end of 2017. The new van enables those in wheelchairs to access their communities more freely and safely.
2018 Recruitment Event
Jake and Mary share their passion for Cascade Connections, its mission, and why you should come work with us and upcoming Recruitment Event. (Transcript)
Supported Living Program – Clients Testimonial
Mary and Nikki talk a bit about Cascade Connections’ Supported Living programs, and what they do. Tim and Kayla, two clients in our Bellingham Supported Living program, just recently moved out of their parents’ house. They chat about what it was like being on their own and about the supports they receive from Cascade Connections. (Transcript)
Teachers And Students Can And Do Work Here
Mary, Becky, and Mekayla talk about why Cascade Connections is a great place to work. Becky and Mekayla both work hands on with clients in Cascade Connections Residential Programs and talk about what a rewarding job caregiving is, and how great and flexible of a job it can be for students and other people who have specific scheduling needs. (Transcript)
Cascade Connections Recruitment Event
Mary, Katie, and Jake talk about Cascade Connections as a great work place. Katie and Jake, advocates at the Bellingham Supported Living program, talk about what the “Advocate” job is really like and about what it’s like to work at Cascade Connections. They also talk about the Recruitment Event that was held in September 2017. (Transcript)
Home Care – Family Testimonial 1
Hilde, whose son gets services through Cascade Connections Home Care, talks about how much Home Care has helped her family and what she likes about the program. (Transcript)
Home Care – Family Testimonial 2
Susan, whose son gets services through Cascade Connections Home Care, talks about the service her family gets through Home Care and how much she appreciates the program. (Transcript)
Vocational Services – Kristin Nguyen
Kristin, who works in the Vocational Department at Cascade Connections talks about the services Cascade Connections offers, focusing on the Vocational Department. (Transcript)