MikaHello my name is Mika and last year I joined the EOSSB in Baker City, OR. Before I was with the Brokerage if I wasn’t at school I spent my free time at Linda W.’s house, who runs a day care in Baker City.  She is a really nice lady but I felt like there wasn’t much to my life there.  

Since I joined the brokerage I get to do lots of fun things, and lead an enriched life. Physical and emotional safety is a big deal for me and my family, and with Brokerage supports I am able to live my life independently, feeling safe and secure. I enjoy being involved in my community and in the arts.

With my PSW I take vocal lessons at EOU, and Zumba classes at the YMCA. With my PSW, I am able to access my community and the surrounding communities. We go to museums, the zoo, and explore other communities on foot or by biking, and we go swimming.

With my PSW, I have been learning kitchen safety and exploring healthy recipes for my family and church. I am very active in my church and enjoy sharing my creations! I have developed many hobbies and interests since I have had the freedom to live independently. I enjoy cooking and exploring, taking pictures (especially of horses), and singing.  With the help of my PSW I have started volunteering at The Rachel Center.

The Brokerage has been great for my family and I because I get to live a full and enriched life and my family can know I am safe and happy. The best part is that I get to do fun things with someone I trust to keep me safe and take care of me.

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