“Choose a job that you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Unknown

(Taunton, MA) – Work Opportunities Unlimited has announced that Lindsay Southgate of Plymouth, Massachusetts, is the recipient of the Roger LaChapelle Award.  Given annually, this prestigious award recognizes Southgate for her passion and excellence in quality job placements; integrating people with disabilities into competitive work environments.

Work Opportunities Unlimited was founded upon the principle that all people can work. Given the right environment, proper supports, and effective training all people can be successful in a job.

As a Team Leader, Southgate carries a full caseload, primarily working with clients from the Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance and the Division of Children and Families.  She also educates, trains and supervises a team of Career Resource Specialists at Work Opportunities.

“Lindsay works tirelessly to help her clients achieve long term economic self-sufficiency,” says Lori Turenchalk, Director of Work Opportunities, Taunton. “Lindsay helps prepare people for the workplace and supports them on the job, but she’s also a resource for employers.  She is a master at connecting the right employer to the right employee and supporting the fledgling relationship every step of the way. Lindsay secured an impressive forty-eight total placements in FY 19.”

“I am so honored to receive the LaChapelle Award,” says Southgate. “My position means so much to me.  I feel incredibly fortunate to work for a company where I am able to help people every day and assist them to make positive changes to their lives.”

“Lindsay leads by example and provides a well-organized, person centered approach to all the client services that she provides,” says Turenchalk.  “She’s the whole package; empathetic, tenacious, patient, and very thorough. Lindsay inspires and motivates her colleagues with her positive and inclusive approach. Her hard work, passion, and ongoing dedication are acknowledged and appreciated by all.”