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Porter Hills Green House homes awarded 2012 Goodwill Industries Power of Work Innovator of the Year

Porter Hills Green House® Homes is honored to be awarded the 2012 Goodwill Industries Power of Work Innovator of the Year Award. Porter Hills has partnered with Goodwill Industries for 15 years to provide individuals with Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training. When the Green House® Homes opened three years ago, Sue Kinney the CNA Program Manager and Instructor approached Cheryl VanBemden, Guide, about offering clinical training opportunities in the GHH. Sue believed exposing students to the traditional nursing home model and the Green House® Homes would provide greater opportunities for success to both students of Goodwill and Porter Hills. Porter Hills has hired 12 Goodwill graduates and continues to employ 11 of the individuals. Greg Booth is one of the graduates of Goodwill Industries. Greg exemplifies the character of individuals we desire to employ. He made a decision to change his career path and utilize the training program through Goodwill because of the support provided. Greg has been employed at Porter Hills for just over a year, and it has truly been a rewarding relationship for everyone involved. We are thankful to have partners like Goodwill to assist in giving back to our community and helping others succeed.