Morningside Stories

Stories about our Employer Partners & Clients

News & Announcements

A1 Performance

A-1 Performance is an invaluable partner hiring our Creative Employment clients and is a 2022 Outstanding Employer!

A-1 Performance, a growing commercial janitorial service company that has become a great asset to our Creative Employment clients. Owner, Doug Fraley, has hired some of our clients who might have been challenging to place because of unique challenges and behaviors. He provides proper accommodations for each of our clients and their individual needs. A-1 Performance has been an Employer Partner since 2015 and since then, have employed 12 Morningside clients in both Thurston and Pierce Counties. We appreciate A-1's willingness to hire our Creative Employment clients without judgement, giving them a chance for successful employment.

We are proud to partner with A-1 Performance, Inc. and award them a 2022 Outstanding Employer Award. We look forward to more years to come.

Client Successes

The Nicest Guy at the Port Angeles Safeway

Juan met his mentor in a jujitsu class and that turned into a job at Safeway and an invitation to a Governor's awards ceremony.

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Client Successes

Michaela, our 2023 Ann Bolender Inspirational Award winner!

Congratulations, Michaela Warden 2023 Ann Bolender Inspirational Award winner! This award is given each year to a client who epitomizes determination and is an inspiration to others.

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Outstanding Employers Award

Fatso's Bar & Grill Award

Fatso's Bar & Grill has been a Morningside partner since 2017. Manager Brandon Weedon hired Kevin Crowley, one of the people we've had the pleasure of supporting over the years. Kevin has been working at Fatso's for 6 years and averages 6 hours per week.

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