Going the Extra Mile

Going the Extra Mile

During the final mile of her leg of her team’s relay in the 2015 Pittsburgh Marathon, Courtney Pack began to lose stamina. “I was internally complaining about how tired, achy, drained, hot and thirsty I was. I couldn’t wait to hand off the next leg to my teammate. I was questioning why I even agreed to run.” But it was in that moment that she remembered why she was putting herself through the grueling 6.1 mile portion of the race across the hilly terrain of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was all for her brother, Ryan. Ryan currently lives at...

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A Special Veterans Day Tribute

A Special Veterans Day Tribute

Meig has lived at the Prescot house since he came to Southwinds in 2010. This Veterans Day, accompanied by his three housemates, Jim, David and Michael, his brother Roger and Southwinds’ staff members Sue, Cheri and Patty, Meig paid a special tribute to veterans by placing flags around his neighborhood. Neighbors greeted the group as they paraded down the street in a patriotic precession to help properly observe the Federal Holiday. Veterans Day holds a special meaning for Meig and his brother Roger. Their father served in the United...

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Thank You, Golfers

Thank You, Golfers

Kubala Thanks Golf Outing Attendees Southwinds’ Executive Director, Stacey Kubala (left) with Southwinds’ resident Michelle (middle) and board member, Colin Morgan at Southwinds’ 14th Annual Charity Golf Outing “Thank you to everyone for braving the heat today – I hope you had a good time, stayed hydrated, didn’t get too sunburnt and golfed a good game. Those of you who have attended Southwinds’ Golf Outing in the past are familiar with our mission and the service that we provide to adults with...

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Paint & Sip Fundraiser

Tuesday, May 26th 6:30 p.m.   Tickets: $35 includes canvas, paint, brushes and instruction from Becky of “Off The Wall Arts”   2101 Greentree Road, Suite 201A Pittsburgh, PA 15220 no painting experience needed! Bring a friend and your favorite bottle to enjoy a fun evening creating a work of art and supporting a great cause! Proceeds benefit Southwinds’ Memory Care House Campaign To register: contact Cody Hoellerman at codyh@southwindsinc.org or call 412.446.1080 ext....

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Southwinds Day at PNC Park

Take Us Out To The Ball Game! PNC Park “Commitment to Community Days” Each year, the Pittsburgh Pirates host “Commitment to Community Days” at PNC Park to benefit Pittsburgh-area organizations. This spring, you can support Southwinds with the purchase of a ticket to see the Bucs play, $5.00 from each ticket purchased will go directly to support the adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities who call Southwinds home.     Join us on: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 12:35 p.m. Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Miami...

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Brenda and Felonese

Brenda and Felonese

“She tells everyone that I’m her sister.” -Felonese Perkins, Resident Advisor Sisters. That would be your first impression when you met Felonese and Brenda. These two have known each other for about 15 years, but you would swear that they were lifelong friends after spending just a few minutes with them. “I don’t know, we just clicked. Maybe it’s because we’re close to the same age. We talk about different things and laugh and joke. I treat her like one of my peers as opposed to like a client,”...

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