We-Triumph brings new programming to the community

We-Triumph is thrilled and excited to share the opening of its Adult Day Training Academy with the community.

We-Triumph is thrilled and excited to share with the community the opening of our adult day training academy located in Brandon.

“Our academy is designed to educate adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities,” said We-Triumph CEO Kimberly Quintana. “Our innovative learning center focuses on the specific interests and needs of consumers who can benefit from additional training focused on daily tasks and chores that enables them to live full, productive and confident adult lives. Classes help support the skills needed to achieve and maintain goals that contribute to their independence.”

Quintana was inspired to create We-Triumph by her daughter, Brandy, who has an intellectual disability.

“I’ve always wanted her to experience life as an independent young adult, but I haven’t been able to find the right setting offering services to give her the skills she needs to thrive,” Quintana said. “My priority has always been that she has the right tools to learn to live with her disability and not help her because of it. I knew she would thrive if given the essentials, such as learning to live independently, developing social skills, and learning to take responsibility.

We-Triumph is a day program for adults 18 and older with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

“Our program operates from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Our innovative learning center focuses on the particular interests and needs of our students so they can learn and maintain their independence. We offer supported employment programs, health and wellness classes, job training, and independent living skills, including budgeting and money management. Our program offers weekly classes including training such as how to dress properly, hygiene, music and art lessons, etiquette, cooking and caring for small pets. Our grocery store has a cash register and a point of sale system allowing our students to acquire professional skills. We participate in supervised outings that help them learn skills to thrive in social settings.

Quintana hopes the community will engage with this program and help it grow.

“We envision our program growing and reaching more students and families every day,” Quintana said. “We want to reach and teach other members of our community who would benefit and grow through the services we provide. Our dedicated staff are committed to providing the best learning experience available to enable everyone to live their adult life as an independent member of society.

To learn more about We-Triumph, located at 780 W. Lumsden Rd. in Brandon and its new program, visit www.we-triumph.com or call Quintana at 813-662-4531.

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