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Seagull Services: Non-profit gives work to those with special needs

Posted: 7:02 PM, Jul 05, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-05 19:24:01-04
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PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — At 45, Dwayne Morrison has lived with many setbacks because of his learning disability but those don’t matter at Seagull Services where he spends most of his workdays.

Morrison says,” it’s not boring to me, it’s work. I come here to work to make money.” All in a safe and supervised environment, they learn from staff members, how to work within their abilities to put together a wide range of hand packed goods and other warehouse material.

In the past they have partnered with agencies like the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office putting together mailers raising awareness about babies trapped in hot cars; and other companies like AMF putting together Hurricane Shutter Fastener sets.

Seagull Services CEO Dan Stanislawczyk says the vocational and arts exposure participants receive is priceless, “A lot of times this is a population that is underfunded, a population that a lot of times need unique niche organizations like us to be able to offer them opportunities.”

Seagull Services also offers a summer camp for younger participants.
Staff at the nonprofit say they want to reach more people but they are limited by the amount of public support and funding they receive.

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