Villages Spotlight: Drece Guy

For 13 years, Drece Guy has served participants in the Older Youth Services Program in Fort Wayne. The program provides support to youth who are transitioning out of foster care and teaches independent living skills that prepare them for adulthood.  Many times, our case managers are the only people our youth and families can depend on in their time of need.

As a regional supervisor, Drece oversees caseloads and independent living case managers. He also collaborates with community agencies and coordinates OYS events and workshops.

“The Villages is more than an agency to me.  It is a family!  Everyone really believes in the mission and genuinely cares for people,” Drece says.

Read more about Drece and his experiences at The Villages:

“We give hope to youth who have experienced so much trauma in their short lifetime.”
Our case managers build valuable relationships with our youth and assist them with education, housing, employment, money management, and other basic living skills. We have provided safe places, food, and transportation for many families and youth in their time of crisis during my 13 years at The Villages.

Two of my most memorable moments at The Villages…One moment was seeing the excitement on the face of youth who obtained their driver’s license after taking the written test seven to eight times.  Another proud moment is celebrating an OYS participant who graduated high school after struggling through senior year.

 

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