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Position: Vermont Group Home Manager / 76th Group Home Manager
Year Started: 2014

Porshia M. Thornton-Campbell

Role Description

Residential manager at Vermont group home.

What is something that people with disabilities have to deal with that you want to fix?

Don’t assume that people with disabilities require assistance in leading their lives. The first step is to treat them as an equal!

What do you like about working at In-Pact?

Knowing that I am making a difference in the lives that we serve.

Tell us something about yourself.

I am a mother of one son, Christin L. Campbell. I have one brother who is the father of one son. Both my parents are retirees from Inland Steel (Arcelor Mittal, East Chicago).
I am the grandmother of a “fur baby” name Bentley age: 2.

My church home is Israel CME Church. This has been my church home since birth. My favorite color: Pink and I love all things Leopard. I am a 1984 graduate of Horace Mann High School. I attended Ivy Tech College and later received a certificate from Grand Rapids Job Corps (for experience purposes). For 19 years I was employed at Spirit of God Accelerated Education. I wore many “hats” i.e. Office Assistant, Lake County Voucher/State Program Coordinator, Supervision for Afterschool Care.

What are the values that drive you?

Trust, positive attitude, patience, and a heart of gold.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?

In my leisure time I enjoy shopping and sitting down having a nice lunch or dinner at one of my favorite places to dine.

What’s your favorite quote?

I apply the quote to mood of the day.

“Don’t count the days, make the days count!”
“Smiles are contagious!”
“There are three solutions to every problem: Accept it, change it, or leave it!”
“Live in a such a way, that if someone spoke badly of you, no one would believe it!”

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