Family Advocate

Carolyn Greene is a family advocate working in Mobile.  She is very passionate about involving people with disAbilities in their communities—to access and enjoy their communities as we all do.  Using a Discovery Model Carolyn offers various community activities throughout the week to help identify interests, gifts, talents, possible job opportunities, educational and volunteer opportunities, all while having fun and establishing friendships.  These activities intentionally focus on the practice of life and job skills so that goals can be made.  Carolyn is a professional artist and art teacher so she has four art classes offered throughout Mobile and in Fairhope.  The emerging artists are able to exhibit and offer their paintings for sale if they desire.  Therapeutic horseback riding in Mobile has been a favorite weekly activity where care of and learning about horses is a part.  DreamCatcher Farm in Baldwin County is opportunity to learn the many aspects of working, building, planting on a beautiful farm along with care of horses.  In Mobile our participants also have the opportunity to volunteer in local community or  public gardens led by a Master Gardener with Therapeutic Gardening training. Our gardeners participate in Grow More Give More and learn how to contribute to healthy family meals growing herbs and vegetables. Another popular volunteer opportunity is Visit Mobile where people with disabilities learn about our City and how to direct tourists to the beautiful Gulf Coast destinations.  Discovery, fun, friendships, opportunities, work, volunteering, education—A Full Life Ahead!