The Pellegrino Family

Frank and Francesca always believed in a bright and inclusive future for their beloved son Alex. In the early years their vision for Alex focused on education and socialization. As he matured into a young man that vision grew to include housing and employment. They needed support to achieve Alex’s desire to have his own apartment now and into the future. They searched for the right fit for Alex and found Jubilee. “We’re grateful to Jubilee, they are good partners,” said Frank.

Alex graduated high school and the transition program that teaches life skills. Today he’s a valued employee at Giant Food. He bags groceries and always has a smile for the customers. Alex also has a second job at a Catholic school in the city as a teaching aide, which he loves. He commutes to work on the metro. Alex has confidence and the right foundation to be independent. “As a parent, you have to be willing to take risks. It’s wonderful to see Alex spread his wings,” Francesca says with a smile.