Niagara Gazette — The organization, which serves more than 600 individuals, has already taken many measures, including scaling back staff and trimming programming, to deal with tight budgets, Spychalski said.
“Truthfully at this point we really can’t get any leaner,” Spychalski said. “We’re trying to make due with what we have.”
Still, Spychalski is glad to wake up and make the 60-mile drive from her home in Holley to work for the people that Opportunities Unlimited serves.
Earlier this week she wore a large grin while visiting with a fine arts class that was painting sunsets, offering words of encouragement to the budding artists.
Spychalski said that seeing the people that the agency works with grow socially, professionally or emotionally makes it all worth it.
“It’s seeing that progression that’s really rewarding I think,” Spychalski said.
And to see the smile on the face of someone who has felt a sense of accomplishment can turn your worst day around, Spychalski said.
“I wouldn’t want to do anything else in the world.”Contact reporter Justin Sondel at 282-2311, ext. 2257