“It was a pleasure to come to The Arc of Spokane, Parent 2 Parent program, for a consultation…”

An aunt from Spokane, WA shares her experience with P2P.

"It was a pleasure to come to The Arc of Spokane, Parent 2 Parent program, for a consultation on people available to help our adult niece and nephew who live in the Spokane area.  Roz Bethmann advised us on issues having to do with Social Security income and employment.  Roz introduced us to Helen Black (one of the Parent Peer Matches) who works as advocate for individuals who are making their way in the world of employment.  Roz gave us a referral to an agency that, in addition to the impact of marriage on benefits, could also advise our family on the details of income from employment with respect to SS income.  Our niece, her husband and our nephew made appointments to address their specific SS issues and to work with Helen in finding resources for the areas of employment in which they are interested.  By having the information and referrals to pass along, we were able to assist our niece and nephew meet their own goals.  It is wonderful to know that The Arc of Spokane, P2P program, is there to answer our questions as our niece and nephew continue to gain independence and make good decisions.  We are most grateful!"

Aunt from Spokane, WA