6 Burst results for "Finley Center"

"finley center" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

05:41 min | 1 year ago

"finley center" Discussed on KGO 810

"Has got to be a part of that. You know, people, employers don't tend to want to hire people who come in, and they stink. They don't wanna hire people. You know who is especially Dave. Any contact with the public who are brushing their teeth? You know, they want people who are clean, who are wearing clean clothes who exercise basic hygiene. Your fellow workers want that Your employers want that customers want that. And when you're homeless, that is not the easiest thing. You know. We take it so for granted, but that is not the easiest thing for them to achieve. And like you said the basic services. I mean, what if they do suffer from some sort of substance abuse? There are people who are out there who can give them a certain amount of assistance in that regard. I think the fact that this is working, I think is good. I don't think it's like the solution. But I think right now in that neighborhood, it is a solution that is working a little glad to hear that something is working in Petaluma was talking to a police officer, and we have ah, a bunch of homeless services here, including the Merry Isaac Center. And he was saying, it seems like the more services you provide. The more homeless people gather in the area to get those services so it could be that you're inviting more people in But at least the people that are there are getting help. So if it's working Then, finally, something is because it doesn't seem like much else has. But isn't that good, though? If you if you can handle the capacity, isn't it good that people go to the place? You know where they know they can get these things that it would attract more people who are homeless to go there rather than having them trying to live under, you know, overpasses and Living in doorways and things like that. Trying to sleep in those places. I can't tell you and I know I've said this on the air before, and I apologize for repeating myself. But you know, when I walk into the station here, I tend to come through a not that the regular door cause I get here early, get here off hours, and you know it's a doorway kind of a cubby kind of thing. And I could tell you the number of times that there's poop there. And you know they wash it down. If I if I don't see poop, I almost always see the remnants of it because it's all been washed down. But it's gross. It's gross. For me. It's gross with the people have to clean it up. This gross for the people who are, if that that's the way they have to relieve themselves. You know, every animal poops and if we don't provide a place to do that, and we know that there are thousands and thousands of people on our streets Who are homeless and who don't have facilities. What did we think is gonna happen, So it's gross for everybody. It's just a horrible thing, and it could also spread disease. So I kind of like the idea of having these now in San Jose. Right now, This is a story that just was published yesterday. The Mercury News, They say City leaders in San Jose are saying that sanctioned homeless tense sites won't work here. And that's what I'm not quite certain of. Why. Why not? And and so I read this article. And they are expanding the number of encampments these air, not city sanctioned, can campus and like they designed a place, But they're providing certain things. They're they're increasing the number of places where they will go to provide hygiene and sanitation services, trash pickup dumpsters and housing outreach. The council plans to create a policy that ensures unhealthy people live in living in those encampments won't be forced out without extended notice of 2 to 3. Month, so they want to improve the conditions of the places that have already cropped up, But they don't want to establish city sanctioned homeless sites. And the reason apparently, is nimbys. Because what they're finding is that the council is, you know, saying that the people in their particular areas the areas that they represent act like the people around the Finley center did in Santa Rosa. They're anticipating the worst. They don't want those people there. You move it someplace else. You do something because we care. But don't put them in my backyard. Don't put them by my community center. And so what they're saying is the difficulty is finding the space to be able to do it. And they said something that I was unaware of. They estimate that in San Jose today, there are about 6000 homeless people in San Jose. That's a hell of a lot of people, and that's a lot of people to be able to accommodate. So where you gonna put them? Are you gonna have one centralized location? Are they going to have to be in various areas that crop up? Is there a better way to do this? We sure as hell haven't been able to find them. Him doesn't have an answer. Let's go to Joe Obsess. Okay? I wasn't sure if you were talking about Yes. All right. You haven't been able to find them. So I'm sorry You were going to take a call that I've I just feel like we've been grasping at straws for so long to figure out what to do when throwing so much money at this problem, and nothing seems to help at all. And it's at it all time. Horrible level people all over the Bay Area. You know you have a homeless problems everywhere. Even in little communities like the one I live in. That didn't used to have problems. Now it's it's a big deal. There's a brand new Tent on encampment right by the Petaluma River. So, yes, if we can finally figure out what works. I'm all for that. Let's talk to John He's calling from San Francisco. Hi, John. Welcome to KGO. John away. I'm well, John, How are you? I'm no longer homeless..

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"finley center" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

07:42 min | 2 years ago

"finley center" Discussed on KGO 810

"A one is open for evacuation fantastic okay were speaking with the sheriff of cinema county mark at six on the KGO lifeline as we continue our coverage and we understand that there was an evacuation shelter in Santa Rosa that was evacuated itself that's right you know sometimes even the best planning it gets the fire gets in the way of best planning as we say so we have a actuation center over in west Santa Rosa Finley center but overnight some of the predictions came in really placed that evacuation center at risk and so I think wisely city of Santa Rosa and cal fire and our partners made the decision to close at shelter and move people it's very inconvenient and I realize it because a lot of anxiety in people we're seeing out everywhere but I think it is the right decision and and I would just say this to you I've been so impressed by the people cinema county perhaps it's because we've experienced this before in twenty seventeen or perhaps it's just the quality people in cinema county people are being calm they're being courteous to each other and we're we're not really getting any reports of you know road rage or anything like that so we're doing a good job yeah in and always seems that way when we have a natural disaster that people come together in the best of people come out one hundred eighty thousand people being evacuated and I count only for shelters is there enough shelter for people to rely on after being forced out of their homes well we are taking a really close look at that surprisingly with even with a hundred eighty thousand people under accusation our shelter utilization rate is only about eighty percent right now so we're constantly evaluating what is going on in the shelters looking at possibly opening up new ones the sheriff's office is is a partner in the caring sheltering or working with our EOC partners to make sure we correct people there but I am in constant contact with the leadership there to determine what shelter should be opened or where where we should be looking at the next place okay I left this morning and there was debris hitting the car side ways hi as I reached freeway speeds what's the win like where you at I experience the same thing we had a short trip over to the cinema county fairgrounds just awhile ago and wind is high there's a lot of debris on the highway blowing across so you know encourage people to you know don't use don't use our normal highway speeds you should be traveling at sixty five on the highway you should really be traveling more in the forty five range just to be safe and I would just one adult as well I had a question come up from a number of people about evacuations they're concerned that once they evacuate that their property will not be protected and a really valid concerns we have over two hundred mutually peace officers including our our deputy sheriffs out in the field right now and they're being supported by the California National Guard so I want to assure people as they're leaving their properties in their homes we have deputies in those areas we will protect your property and we're not going to tolerate any looting we're not going to tolerate any misbehavior in those areas so they can be sure that they'll be safe I know governor Gavin Newsom earlier this week was talking about putting the California National Guard on standby but it sounds like you are you saying that they have been deployed on the fire line none of the final and we are using National Guard for security so there's many different components of the National Guard this particular component is helping us with checkpoints and evacuations I see okay and the latest numbers on this fire the Kincaid fires at thirty thousand acres is are there any other fires that are starting from flying embers and things like that well we had a report earlier this morning of a of a possible spot fire down in Schellville area of southern cinema county I wasn't able to confirm that but I can tell you that we are having some spot fires that are coming off of the main can Kate fire of course whenever we get a lot of wind we get numbers thrown does fire brands can reach out up to a mile so we have some spot fires in front of the main body of the Kincaid fire right now and we're really tracking this closely and watching them to make sure that we're on top of accusations and that were able to get fire resources in there okay sure and I wanted to also clear something up because the cinema county fairgrounds has been used utilized in a number of different ways and one of them earlier this week was just to provide shelter for large animals which is a very common up there in the North Bay but I understand now it's kind of being transformed to maybe an evacuation shelter for people as well and that they had the large animal combat is at capacity that's right so the large the large animals at the fairgrounds are at capacity but I I was just by there this morning and I saw dozens of courses sticking their heads out of the install so it does look like that the large animal part is a capacity I did see a number of travel trailers there so I'm not able to confirm for you right now that we are they are they are accepting additional people what I'm being told right now is that the Marin county fairgrounds and napa college are opening up as alternate shelters so we do have some additional shelters coming online for people wow okay that's good news were speaking with cinema county sheriff mark Essex so kind to give us some of his time just to disseminate some of this information and we understand that so hospital in Kaiser hospital in Santa Rosa have been evacuated where they take patience you know they split up patients amongst a local area hospitals which has been a trick because of the put P. Ginny public safety power outage so in in working with our hospital partners to try to find places that take patience has been difficult we certainly are dealing with a difficult situation there some patients were taken to Moran and some patients have been taken out of the area so it is very complicated okay do you anticipate the evacuations expanding to include more than one hundred eighty thousand people no at this point I think we're pretty much topped out at this hundred eighty thousand evacuation I'd I don't see that it I don't see that expanding here in the future at all okay I know you've got a lot to take we you keep in touch with us of course you know I I certainly want to comment you guys have been great in getting public information out there we really appreciate your public service and and staying on the air keeping people informed this is really what makes the bay area and cinema county special so thank you very much for your efforts sure thank you the imam in for a while you're doing this weekend and to your team to please pass along our thanks an excuse me that was a cinema county sheriff mark Essex on the cage you alive line giving you that for the very latest on these evacuations I think the big headline there was that one a one has re opened and so the evac back you Asians are continuing and we are going to get you a traffic update actually with mark any at all in fact mark joins us with some information because it's kind of tricky in the North Bay especially if you do have a closure of the highway do we have mark I'm occasional lifeline hello help you there you are marked man it is good to hear your voice on a day like today man it it it it's just unbelievable what we're saying what these wind gusts and the fire danger and I mean you look at some of these images of the fire and it looks like a fire tornado in many cases with the embers in flames burning side ways in many cases so we had the closure we just have the sheriff on any said that one a one has re opened although it may be touch and go what do you what do you sing as far as our roadways.

"finley center" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:41 min | 2 years ago

"finley center" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Marble held a rural area north of Atlanta it is ready for me he's arranged all the documents I gave him on his dining room table along with a small pad where he's written down notes he's friendly but when I turned on the recorder the room feels a little tense so you were kind of nervous about being misrepresented in the story as yours would you want to talk about that at all well I I just think that there's always a risk by association I think most people understand that none of us are our ancestors if we go far enough back we all have ancestors that did things good and bad Ken says he knew his grandfather Roper lived until he was ninety they would talk about his service in the first World War and his career in law enforcement and eventually the clan Kent says his grandfather only join to get ahead in politics he remembers asking about the violence the hate group is known for us said you know when we were headed a little more information about that that certain evacuation warning has been issued for parts of northern Santa Rosa within the past hour this evacuation warning includes areas east of the western side of the city limits of Santa Rosa north of Greenville road steel lane Louis road and shall not take road to Martha cedar Avenue to modestly or Boulevard Calistoga road north to the city limits also an evacuation warning was issued for all areas west of Fulton road gonna road and pepper to the Marin county line this was a little bit less than an hour ago evacuation centers are located at the Santa Rosa vets hall Finley center in the Petaluma fair grounds.

"finley center" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

07:09 min | 3 years ago

"finley center" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Some students that you have in your community that might benefit from a place like shepherds college. We're individuals with intellectual disabilities are encouraged to reach potential, and so many different ways horticulture that greenhouse is amazing which is part of the tour coming up at the open house and the preview and. You know, that greenhouse was just so wonderful. How many there are thousands of plants that these students are working? Yes. Yeah. I mean, which which is great because you're really trying to teach them and train them. Just what it looks like to, you know, do range moments. I mean take care of yards. I mean, you know, businesses I mean, all sorts of things, and they love it. We are talking to to bride page. He is a senior vice president of development at et shepherds college. And when I was there one of the someone who works with landscaping was formerly of student. I believe. I. I can't think off leave only been there for about three years right to to. I don't want to extend your stay, right? Exactly. Ask for a raise. We want more time off as the money listener, if they can't make it to one of the open house or preview dates is there a way to perhaps schedule a tour of the campus. Yeah. There's it's it's not restricted. So somebody doesn't have to only come on preview day or an open house. You can come in those plenty of people that you did. So somebody can actually just go ahead, and they could call they can say I'm going to be coming in town is possibly can come by. So we have several staff that are prepared to go ahead and take someone around give them tours. I mean, that's nice thing that we do because you know, sometimes it may not be a family that's tied to a student. It may be a donor. It may business. That's interested in saying. Hey, what if there's some things that we can maybe partner with you? And so we strongly encourage that because I think that's impactful when people actually get on the campus and see it. That's it really is a I opening and a wonderful experience. Meet some of the students take a tour, and this is again in southern wiscon-. His across the border with the name of the town union grove, Wisconsin growth and another listener asks from eight one five does social emotional disability qualify there does. That's where really the all the assessment process really comes in. So any student that is looking to potentially come to shepherds the families end of working with the staff, they go through kind of the whole process of really seeing what the fit is. Because we we have a combination you, and I talked about, you know, students that have down syndrome students that have Ashburn students that are on this tick, my son's situation's a little bit different. He didn't really have a diagnosis like that. Because he had a bleed at birth. And so I had a shunt placed. So he was really diagnosed as really having cognitive delays. But everybody's situation is different. And so really, you just look and see, you know, part of the process is that is a student going to be able to manage themselves work within an environment. Can they follow? Instructions work workers team interact with other students. But again, they're all all different. And so yeah, definitely is not a disqualifier. And for those who get perhaps missed the first part of the conversation. It is designed to be as as familiar as everybody else has come to understand the college campus with classrooms, obviously in different departments. And there is a dorm. There's a dorm where students are paired with a roommate, and they have a, you know, a common kitchen area. There's also obviously the cafeteria refer to eat then that's for the first year the second year, there's a two bedroom. Fantastic. Well, it reminded me so much going. I mean, you know, exactly what we said traditional, right? The thing the sort of when you have a child that you're told earlier in their life that they will, you know, there's a world of nevers all of a sudden they never gonna do this. They're never gonna live independently. They're never, you know, you start thinking all those things that that are impossible. That's door opens the tells, you know, so much more is possible. It's really beautiful. It was like for you for the open house are because we have on my wife. We we went and when we actually decided to go and do the open house. I'm as I said, it was it was I opening. I mean, really stunning. I remember when we went through and just you see all of these different opportunities. You said kind of the world of the nevers, and we had all that, you know, he's not gonna walk. He's not gonna talk. Right. You're just basically thinking that. Boy. I mean, what's life going to be like, and then people can also be very insensitive and in cruelty? To another extent. But to go through the process, and then be sitting kind of in the main building that we call the Finley center and then ask him Benjamin. Just what do you think? And he said I'd love to go to college like herald was his older brother, and I'm like, wow, he was able to process that himself that he wants to have these same opportunities. I mean, you know, because they wanna live independently sometimes, unfortunately, and we've experienced it as parents, you're so used to almost holding them back and cobbling and protecting and rightfully so. But yet they want to be able to experience, you know, Benjamin wants to have an opportunity to drive whether he's ever able to do that is a different story. But they see things that other people do and they don't see themselves as being restricted. And so it it was really just a powerful experience for us. And then then you're trying to figure out how to make it happen. When you come back next. I want to address address some of the funding to mentioned before that will invite you back, you know, briefly. There is invested up. I get to come back. Absolutely. Who are interested in finding out more as well. The the information about funding and how you can apply for grants and things like that is available on the website as well. Right. And the fact of because we're accredited that's that's a huge deal. So people can go ahead. And just like, you know, we've talked about going to a standard college university. You can go through and fill out FAFSA. So people can get financial aid. We've got Pell grants. I mean, there's also options because of the credit Asian, which which is huge a lot of schools that could just be that. It's just a program, but knowing that you specifically have those pieces in place really makes a huge difference. As and kids is, you know, Bryan Chan right who I work closely with our vice president expansion. He is he starts up telling families kids want to go to college. Right. And so when these kids that have intellectual disabilities can say, I want to go to college like, my brother, you know, that means something it's not just going to shepherds. It's going to shepherds college. When Benjamin I came home. That's all he was like, I'm in college. Now that was a big big deal. And it still is let's help so many more kids in college. Now. Right. Really does. Thank you so much. So we've been talking to Brian page the senior vice president of development at shepherd's college. Again, the dates that you want to know about to visit the campus you can visit on preview days on April twenty six or may tenth. They're gonna be a few more in the fall as well. We they would love for you to register. So they know how many folks are gonna show up at the shepherds, college dot EDU the open houses on may fourth. You don't have to register..

shepherds college senior vice president Benjamin I Wisconsin wiscon Ashburn vice president expansion partner Bryan Chan Finley center Brian shepherd three years
"finley center" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

07:18 min | 3 years ago

"finley center" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Right. We are live in the AllState skyline studio, and if you have someone in your life, maybe a friend, maybe a child, maybe there's some students that you have in your community that might benefit from a place like shepherds college where individuals with intellectual disabilities are encouraged recip- potential, and so many different ways horticulture that greenhouse is amazing which is part of the tour coming up at the open house and the preview and. That you know, that greenhouse was just so wonderful. How many there are thousands of plants that these students are working on our? Yes. Yeah. Which which is great because you're really trying to teach them and train them. Just what it looks like to you know, do four arrangements. I mean take care of yards. I mean, you know, businesses I mean, all sorts of things, and they love it. We are talking to to Brian pay TSE senior vice president of development at at shepherd's college. And when I was there one of the someone who works with landscaping was formerly a student. I believe. I. I can't think off leaving only been there for about three years right to to. Oh, I don't want to extend your state, right? Exactly. They're like, wait a minute. Didn't ask for a raise? We want more time off raise the money listener as if they can't make it to one of the open house or preview dates is there a way to perhaps schedule a tour of the campus. Yeah. There's it's it's not restricted. So somebody doesn't have to only come on a preview day or an open house. You can come in those plenty of people that like you did right, man. So somebody can actually just go ahead, and they call they could say I'm going to be coming in town. Is it possible can come by? So we have several staff that are prepared to go ahead and take someone around give them tours. I mean, that's the nice thing that we do because you know, sometimes it may not be a family that's tied to a student. It may be a donor. It may business. That's interested in saying. Hey, what if there's some things that we can maybe partner with you? And so we strongly encourage that because I think that's so impactful when people actually get on the campus and see it. That's it really is an eye opening and. Wonderful experience meet some of the students to take a tour, and this is again in southern Wisconsin just across the border with Illinois put the name of the town union grove, Wisconsin in girlfriend and another listener asks from eight one five does social emotional disability qualify. It does. That's where really the all the assessment process really comes in. So any student that is looking to potentially come to shepherds the families end of working with the staff, they go through kind of the whole process of really seeing what the fit is. Because we we have a combination you, and I've talked about students said have down syndrome students that have asked burgers students that are autistic my son situation's a little bit different. He didn't really have a diagnosis like that. Because he had a bleed at birth. And so it had a shunt placed. So he was really diagnosed as really having cognitive delays. But everybody's situation is different. And so really, you just look and see, you know, part of the process is that is a student. Going to be able to manage themselves work within an environment. Can they follow instructions, you know, work workers, the team interact with other students, but again, they're all all different. And so that definitely is not a disqualifier. And for those who get perhaps missed the first part of the conversation. It is designed to be as as familiar as everybody else has come to understand the college campus with classrooms, obviously in different departments. And there is a dorm. There's a dorm where students are paired with a roommate, and they have a, you know, a common kitchen area. There's also obviously the cafeteria were to eat. Then that's for the first year the second year, there's a two bedroom. Fantastic. Well, it reminded me so much. I mean, you know, exactly what we said traditional, right? The thing the sort of when you have a child that you're told early in their life that they will you know there. There's a world of never all of a sudden exactly I never gonna do this. They're never gonna live independently. They're never you know, you start thinking all those things that are impossible. That's door opens. The tells you know, so much more is possible. It's really beautiful. What it was like for you for the open house. We are because we madly ni- on my my wife. We we went and when we actually decided to go and do the open house. I'm as I said, it was it was I opening. I mean, really stunning. I remember when we went through and just you see all of these different opportunities. You said you kind of the world of the nevers, and we had all that, you know, he's not gonna walk. He's not gonna talk. Right. You're just basically thinking that. Boy. I mean, what's this life going to be like, and then people can also be very insensitive and in cruelty? To another extent. But to go through the process, and then be sitting kind of in the main building that we call the Finley center and then ask him Benjamin. Just what do you think? And he said I'd love to go to college like herald was his older brother, and I'm like, wow, he was able to process that himself that he wants to have the same opportunities. I mean, you know because they wanna live independently. Sometimes unfortunately in we've experienced it as parents, you're so used to almost holding them back and cobbling and protecting and rightfully so. But yet they wanna be able to experience, you know, Benjamin wants to have an opportunity to drive whether he's ever able to do that is is a different story. But they see things that other people do and they don't see themselves as being restricted. And so it it was really just a powerful experience for us. And then then you're trying to figure out how to make it happen. When you come back next. I want to address the address some of the funding to have mentioned before that will invite you back, but you know, briefly. There is to come back. Absolutely. Who are interested in finding out more as well. The the information about funding and how you can maybe apply for grants and things like that is available on the website as well. Right. And the fact that because we're accredited, and that's that's a huge deal. So people can go ahead. And just like, you know, we've talked about going to a standard college university. You can go through and fill out FAFSA. So people can get financial aid. And we've got Pell grants. I mean, there's also options because of the credit nation, which which is huge, you know, a lot of schools that could just be that. It's just a program, but knowing that you specifically have those pieces in place really makes a huge difference. And and kids is, you know, Bryan Chan right who I work closer with our vice-president expansion. He is he starts off telling families kids wanted to go to college. Right. And so when these kids that have intellectual disabilities can say, I want to go to college like, my brother, you know, that means something it's not just going to shepherds. It's going to shepherds college when bench, and I came home. That's all he was like, I'm in college. Now that was a big big deal. And it still is let's help so many more kids Sam in college. Now. Right. It really does. Thank you so much. So we've been talking to Brian page the senior vice president of development at shepherd's college. Again, the dates that you wanna know about to visit the campus you can visit on preview days on April twenty six or may ten they're gonna be a few more in the fall as well. We they would love for you to register. So they know how many folks are gonna show up at the shepherd college dot EDU the open houses on may fourth. You don't have to register..

senior vice president shepherd Brian Benjamin Wisconsin AllState skyline studio partner Bryan Chan Illinois Finley center vice-president three years
"finley center" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

07:20 min | 3 years ago

"finley center" Discussed on WGN Radio

"WGN TV. That's right. We are live in the AllState skyline studio, and if you have someone in your life, maybe a friend, maybe a child, maybe there's some students that you have in your community that might benefit from a place like shepherds college where individuals with intellectual disabilities are encouraged to reach the potential in so many different ways horticulture that greenhouse is amazing which is part of the tour coming up at the open house and the preview, and you know, that greenhouse was just so wonderful. How many thousands of plants that these students are working? Yes. Yeah. I mean, which which is great because you're really trying to teach them and train them. Just what it looks like to you know, do four arrangements. I mean take care of yards. I mean, you know, businesses I mean, all sorts of things, and they love it. We are talking to Brian pay TSE senior vice president of development at shepherd's college. And when I was there one of the someone who works there. I think with landscaping was formerly a student. I believe. I. I can't think awfully you've only been there for about three years right to to. I don't want to extend your stay, right? Exactly. Ask for a raise. More time off raise the money listener ass, if they can't make it to one of the open house or preview dates is there a way to perhaps schedule a tour of the campus. There's it's it's not restricted. So somebody doesn't have to only come on a preview day or an open house. You can come in. You those plenty of people that like you did. So somebody can actually just go ahead, and they could call they could say I'm going to be coming in town as it possibly can come by. So we have several staff that are prepared to go ahead and take someone around give them tours. I mean, that's nice thing that we do because you know, sometimes it may not be a family that's tied to a student. It may be a donor. It made me a business. That's interested in saying. Hey, what if there's some things that we can maybe partner with you? And so we strongly encourage that because I think that's so impactful when people actually get on the campus and see it. That's it really is an eye opening and a wonderful experience to meet some of the students take a tour, and this is again in southern Wisconsin just across the border with Bill annoy. What's the name of the town union grove, Wisconsin growth and another listener asks from eight one five does social emotional disability qualify. It does. That's where really the all the assessment process really comes in. So any student that is looking to potentially come to shepherds the families end of working with the staff, they go through kind of the whole process of really seeing what the fit is. Because we we have a combination you, and I talked about, you know, students said have down syndrome students that have burgers students that are autistic. You know, my son situation's a little bit different. He didn't really have a diagnosis like that. Because he had a bleed at birth. And so it had a shunt placed. So he was really diagnosed as really having cognitive delays. But everybody's situation is different. And so really, you just look and see, you know, part of the process is that is a student going to be able to manage themselves work within an environment. Can they follow instructions? You know, work workers team interact with other students, but again, they're all all different. And so yeah, that definitely is not a disqualifier. And for those who perhaps missed the first part of the conversation. It is designed to be as as familiar as everybody else has come to understand the college campus with classrooms, obviously in different departments. And there is a dorm. There's a dorm where students are paired with a roommate, and they have a, you know, a common kitchen area. There's also obviously the cafeteria to eat then that's for the first year the second year, there's a two bedroom. Fantastic. Well, it reminded me so much. I mean, you know, exactly what like we said traditional, right? The thing the sort of when you have a child that you're told earlier in their life that they will you know there. There's a world of nevers all of a sudden, they never gonna do this. They're never gonna live independently. They're never, you know, you start thinking all the things that are impossible door opens. That tells you know, so much more is possible. It's really beautiful. Like for you for the house because we Madeleine I my wife, we we went, and when we actually decided to go and do the open house as I said, it was it was I opening really stunning. I remember when we went through and just you see all of these different opportunities. You said you kind of the world of the nevers, and we had all that, you know, he's not going to walk. He's not gonna talk. Right. You're just basically thinking that. Boy. I mean, what's this life going to be like, and then people can also be very insensitive, and in cruel to another extent, but to go through the process, and then be sitting kind of in the main building that we call the Finley center and then ask him Benjamin. Just what do you think? And he said I'd love to go to college like herald was his older brother, and I'm like, wow, he was able to process that himself that he wants to have the same opportunities. I mean, you know, they wanna live independently sometimes, unfortunately, and we've experienced it as parents, you're so used to almost. Holding them back and coddling and protecting and rightfully so. But yet they want to be able to experience, you know, Benjamin wants to have an opportunity to drive whether he's ever able to do that is is a different story. But they see things that other people do and they don't see themselves as being restricted. And so it it was really just a powerful experience for us. And then then you're trying to figure out how do you make it happen? When you come back next. I want to address the address some of the funding to mentioned before that will invite you back. You know, briefly there is. To come back. Interested in finding out more as well. The the information about funding and how you can maybe apply for grants and things like that is available on the website as well. Right. And the fact because we're accredited that's that's a huge deal. So people can go ahead. And just like, you know, we've talked about going to a standard college university. You can go through and fill out FAFSA. So people can get financial aid. And we've got Pell grants. I mean, there's also options because of the credit nation, which which is huge, you know, a lot of schools that could just be that. It's just a program, but knowing that you specifically have those pieces in place really makes a huge difference. As and kids is, you know, Brian right who I work closely with our vice-president expansion. He is he starts telling families kids want to go to college. Right. And so when these kids that have intellectual disabilities can say, I want to go to college like, my brother, you know, that means something it's not just going to shepherds. It's going to shepherds college. When Benjamin I came home. That's all. Was like I'm in college. Now that was a big big deal. And it still is let's help so many more kids Sam in college. Now. Right. It really does. Thank you so much. So we've been talking to Brian page the senior vice president of development at shepherd's college. Again, the dates that you want to know about to visit the campus you can visit on preview days on April twenty six or may tenth. They're gonna be a few more in the fall as well. We they would love for you to register. So they know how many folks are gonna show up at the shepherd's college dot EDU, the open houses, I may fourth. 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Brian Benjamin I senior vice president shepherd Wisconsin WGN AllState skyline studio partner Finley center Bill Madeleine I vice-president three years