Kelly Findlay

Kelly graduated from Lakeland School in 1989 and started working at VIP Services to learn valuable job skills.  It wasn’t long before she landed a job working in the community but realized it wasn’t the best fit for her physically.  She returned to VIP to continue to hone her job skills and work on her soft skills that were also needed for community employment.

However, Kelly lost her mother and father in a short period of time and was also in a car serious accident.  Despite these challenges, with the help of her large and close-knit family and the staff at VIP including her current supervisor Pam, Kelly has made great strides to keep moving forward.  Pam knows that Kelly is a hard worker and pays close attention to detail.  Kelly now does clerical work at VIP separating the daily time cards into eight different departments!

Kelly has taken another important step toward independence by moving into a group home in Elkhorn.  By taking on additional responsibilities for every day decision making she is able to lead a life of greater independence.

In April 2019, Kelly was the featured speaker at the Walworth County ARC’s annual luncheon.  She shared her life story about moving forward despite personal challenges and continuing to pursue her dreams.