People Helping People

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PRIDE Industries Foundation is participating in a nationwide and community day of giving on Tuesday, May 6th, 2014. Nearly 400 of the Sacramento region’s nonprofits are participating in the Big Day.

Starting at midnight, 12:00 AM Pacific Standard Time, the 24-hour On-line giving challenge begins! All gifts made through the special website on May 6, may be eligible for match funds. The challenge ends at 11:59 PM (PST).

100% of funds contributed to PRIDE through the Big Day of Giving will support PRIDE’s Job Coaching Program – nationwide.

If you have been meaning to give – Tuesday, May 6th is the day. Mark your calendar and donate to PRIDE Industries Foundation to support Job Coaching nationwide.

Here is why:


PRIDE Industries’ Job Coaches are truly the reason for the success of our employees with disabilities. Our Job coaches are dedicated and talented individuals who understand their clients’ unique needs. They encourage their clients toward professional development – as they did with Mason C. With the support of his counselor, job coach, and manager – Mason applied for a job promotion and got it! Mason is now a Maintenance Trades Helper in the HVAC department on PRIDE’s base operating support services contract at Fort Polk, LA.

Our Job Coaches are devoted to helping individuals with disabilities reach independence and their personal goals. “When I applied for the position of job coach, I never knew it would change my life,” says Samantha S., Job Coach at PRIDE’s JB-MDL contract in NJ. “I strive to make a difference in this world. PRIDE has given me that opportunity, and I thank them every day for allowing me to do so.”


PRIDE’s structured approach provides a support system that includes Job Coaches, Case Manager, Counselors, and Supervisors who understand each person’s challenges and are able to help remove obstacles to their success.

“There is no cookie cutter approach and one way/one size does not fit all,” says Caryl Balko, a PRIDE Job Developer. “That is what we ‘pride’ ourselves on here -the individualized approach – custom -tailored to fit the individual’s unique needs.”

Job Coaches provide step-by-step support to individuals with disabilities working at PRIDE. This is not a typical 9 to 5 job. They visit clients at their job site and help them through any of their challenges at work.


“Simply put, I love my job,” says John E., Job coach at PRIDE Industries. “My favorite part of being a job coach is the people I support, followed by the relationships and trust built over time.”



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