DSSKY practices career skills at Providence Coffee House

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The Down Syndrome of Southern Kentucky does all kinds of things to support the Down syndrome community, including giving the members a sense of independence.

News 40 spoke to Crystal Caudill, who works with the Buddy House, about the special day.

So far, the buddies have been working at Providence Coffee House for two months, and Caudill said they love to get out and be part of the community. The Buddy House partners with a couple of places around town to allow their members to get some work experience a few times a month.

Caudill told News 40 that they want to give their members a sense of independence and responsibility by allowing them to make some money and learn new skills associated.

The station also spoke to Liz Nelson, one of the owners of Providence, about supporting DSSKY.

Nelson said her sister-in-law and family just moved to Bowling Green recently from Kansas, where she worked in disability services. According to Nelson, where her in-law lived before, community support for those with disabilities was “overwhelming” and she would like to see the same here.

Nelson ended her interview in saying she hopes the community continues to wrap their arms around disability support services like the Buddy House, because everyone needs a sense of belonging and integrity.