Mollie Martinez – Front Line Staff
Program Without Walls
Mollie Martinez has devoted 16 years of service to people with developmental disabilities at United Cerebral Palsy. She greatly values the opportunity to provide total care to another person in need, which demonstrates her heart of patience, loyalty, and helpfulness. For 6 years, Mollie worked at the Ben Holt program before transferring to Program Without Walls (PWW), where she has worked for the past 10 years.
Mollie loves to lead reading and crocheting classes at PWW. She adapted crocheting techniques for individuals with manual dexterity challenges to make it more accessible for them. Our PWW program is designed as a community based adult day program that assist individuals to integrate into their community, learn life skills, obtain vocational training and build relations with their peers. A few of the activities included in the program are independent living skills, micro business, cooking, nutrition and exercise, as well as, arts and leisure.
Mollie is passionate about craft projects, always having her project bag on hand with yarn, a crochet hook, and pattern books. Currently, she is working on several projects, which include a shawl, scrubbies, and baby blankets. Mollie loves exploring the different seasonal patterns at Hobby Lobby – her favorite store because of its huge selection of craft items and wide wheelchair accessible aisles.
In high school and college, Mollie took sign language classes, so she is able to communicate with clients who are hearing and vocally challenged.
Her dreams are to take a guided tour through the Midwestern states to explore the locations described in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s series of “Little House on the Prairie” books, to take a cruise with her children and to design a crafts space in her home.