Urgent Holiday Fund-A-Need – Program Participant Transport Stolen

Around 4 am yesterday morning, a Dodge mini-van was stolen from the Ally People Solutions branch at 1610 White Bear Ave.  The van is used to transport people to the branch and to their community jobs.  If it is recovered there will likely be repair costs and if not recovered, the organization will need to use scarce funds to replace the vehicle during this holiday season.  Recently two other vans had their catalytic converters stolen from this location and about two years ago, two others were set afire during the Christmas week. All were parked in the lot adjacent to White Bear Ave. If you are able, please consider a gift to support the urgent transport needs at ALLY’s East Saint Paul, Hillcrest Branch.

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or call: 651-641-0709

ALLY People Solutions Fundraising Luncheon: Finding A Way. Together.

 Met New People and Met Funding Goal for Workforce Development Initiative!

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On Veteran’s Day, ALLY People Solutions hosted its first annual Fundraising Luncheon at the Ties Event Center.  Over 150 guests joined us to honor ALLY participant, staff, community and business partner veterans and former service members and hear an inspired speech on Service to Community by Former Senator Becky Lourey.  Special Thanks to all who attended and received and ALLY Community Award:

ALLY Business Partner of the Year – Quanex Building Products – hiring ALLY Program Participants for over 20 Years – Thank You Quanex

ALLY Community Partner of the Year – Metro Transit – hiring ALLY Program Participants for Green Line Grand Opening and promotional positions.

ALLY Ambassador of the Year – Jeffrey Henneman of Thrivent Financial for his dedication to supporting the mission of advancing the career and life goals of people with disabilities.

ALLY Senator of the Year – Senator John Hoffman for his work on behalf of the disability and veterans’ community – supporting employment, equal opportunity and human services for those in need of support toward greater independence.

ALLY Volunteer of the Year – Eugene Mason who has served as the Chair of the Board for ALLY People Solutions and who is a parent of a program participant.

ALLY Consumer of the Year – Darrin R., who has advanced his career at Skylark Dry Cleaners by taking on a peer mentor and managerial role, receiving a promotion and benefits. He is a role model for his colleagues and fellow consumers alike.

Donors Make Impact

Screen Shot 2013-03-19 at 11.47.11 AMOur donors are Allies in this work. Donations have direct impact on the services we offer and we are thrilled to have partners as we walk together with consumers.

With your donation you can help us:

  • Purchase a van;
  • Sponsor opportunities for consumers to attend self-advocacy events;
  • Purchase computers and software for consumer computer labs;
  • Enable staff members to improve skills;
  • Purchase elevated gardens at our branches.

We invite to become an Ally. Your generosity has impact on the lives of our consumers. We are glad to count you as a partner in this important work. Finding a Way. Together.

Ally is a resource to people who are challenged by mental health conditions

Ally People Solutions is an approved vendor to provide pre-vocational and supported employment services to people who have mental health concerns. We can help by providing a supportive branch to attend, structure, a consistent schedule, social interaction and opportunities to develop new job skills or brush up on existing ones. People who use these services often have:

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Depression
  • High Anxiety
  • Bi-polar
  • Schizophrenia
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Psychosis
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Organic Brain Deterioration

To find out how Ally People Solutions can help, Please call 651-288-8896 to speak with Joan Decker, Director of Consumer Supports and Staff Development. (JDecker@ AllyPeopleSolutions.org).