Tacoma Goodwill’s SCSEP (Senior Community Service Employment Program) “helps seniors who are in need find jobs at nonprofit organizations or public entities and pays them minimum wages as they gain experience or training” according to Tacoma Goodwill spokesman Matthew Erlich.
Harvey Kortman, pictured here, is a 65 year old resident of Port Angeles. His income had been severely limited due to years of working in industries that did not offer pensions and for years did not take Social Security from his paycheck.
Through the SCSEP, Kortman has been placed as a handyman for the Clallam YMCA where he paints and does repairs while relearning skills he lost when he suffered a stroke in 2000. “I’m so thankful for this program,” he said.
Info from the Peninsula Daily News. Full article can be read here.