The 'Gary he used to be'
“I had thought at first, this was a place for him to work, learn a skill,” she said. “I realized later on, they’re helping him to create a life.” Bernie, mother of Jacob
"I say come out and apply. There's so much that needs to be done here. Working with these people is enjoyable, it's rewarding, and it's not a stressful situation. I just enjoy working with them," Bob F.
"When I hear stories that they are shining, and how great it is for them- they love coming here - well, that hits the mark of what we want to be about."
Though it’s difficult for her to put it into words, participant Carmen Strom appreciates the opportunities at ProAct, explains her father, Bill. “That’s a pretty big thing for her,” he said. Her mother has seen the difference ProAct makes. “I can’t say enough about the staff people who work here ... to devote themselves to a program like this ... I’m very grateful,” said Sara, wiping her tears.
"They allowed Christopher (their son) to figure out which group he wanted to be with,"said Mari. "He is used to being treated like a loved and cherished person and ProAct has done that for us ... they've just enabled him to be happy at the program and safe." Christopher attends ProAct in Zumbrota
"This is probably the job where I could actually see myself sticking with it forever. I could see myself retiring from here, for sure." Kayla
"It's all about taking care of the customers and if we have an organization that wants to help provide quality applicants and help them along with that process, that provides better service for our customers and I think it's a great win for everybody." Greg Salmon, Store Manager
“They are a very impressive organization with a good staff who are very enthusiastic about the work they do for their clients. We felt immediately that it was a good fit,” Eric S., IMV Technologies
"The employees that we get from there are really good, really dependable, excellent. I think ProAct is a great company. It's a real asset for Red Wing to have." Pam
"They do a wonderful job and are a very important part of what we do. They're happy to be there and it's great to see that," Ray C., GR Promotions
Mike Donovan hosts a work crew from ProAct. "I've been amazed in particular how, the focus and the pride that they take in what they do," he said. "They work side by side with Grafix Shoppe employees. It's been very good for our business, having this relationship with ProAct. They're really great, and they're fun to be around."
I am happy when I am at ProAct.
We need to get the word out that a program like ProAct exists because the quality of the program and what they do is amazing for adults with disabilities.
I love seeing our residents return home from ProAct with smiles on their faces.
ProAct staff have excellent communication skills and every project my company has hired ProAct to complete is well done and completed by project due dates. Things are working wonderfully and we appreciate the relationship our company has with ProAct.
The enclave that my son goes to works so well for him, and I appreciate the patience they have.
I appreciate the passion of ProAct. They are advanced and the integrity shows. They are moving the population forward and they are never satisfied with the status quo.