Do what you love to do, just like Carly!

Do what you love to do, just like Carly!



Carly Scott is someone who knows how to embrace and enjoy life. She has many activities she participates in, many topics she is interested in, and many people who love her. But after two years of a pandemic and a beloved employer whose store had to close, Carly was ready to bring work back into her routine.

Carly reached out to Dirkse Counseling and Consulting and worked with a job developer who focused on Carly’s flair for fashion. An opportunity at a local retail store was just what was needed to get Carly back in the workforce and to experience a team of supporters including job coaches and amazing managers.

Carly’s tasks have included merchandising, keeping racks organized and tidy, and reuniting shoes that had been separated and then restocking them. Now three months later, she continues to look forward to her shifts and is always greeted with a smile from managers Ryan and Allison as well as other team members.

Carly’s biggest cheerleader, her mom Jayne, puts it this way:

“I think the most important benefit of employment for Carly is the personal satisfaction and pride she feels in contributing to her community. I see it in the way she picks and sets out her clothes the night before work. How she asks me to help her fix her hair and makeup before work. And how she enthusiastically tells people where she works. Carly absolutely loves her job as logistics processor!!”

And Carly, we ALL love this for you!


By Kristi Metschan. For more info about our mission & programs, call Glenn Bishop: (503)-265-9256 or email