Behind the Smiles: Meet Paul

Meet Paul

Meet Paul, a client of our “Supportive Living Program”. Paul lives independently in his own home, and the support services he receives encourage his success through training and socialization. Paul’s relationship with Protected Harbor began when he was invited to join various activities held for residents and guests. He met staff and other clients, becoming familiar and friendly with them. One event he especially enjoyed was the Christmas party held in one of our homes.

Paul could be considered a true “foodie”. He loves to bake, learn to cook new dishes, and eat lots of barbeque ribs! He enjoys the help he receives from his supportive living coach Amanda Ranalli. During her visits, she offers training that helps him navigate chores like cleaning the house, paying his bills, grocery shopping, and confirming doctor’s appointments. Amanda even accompanies him on trips to the beach and local parks.

Paul has been working at a local Publix for eighteen years. He enjoys his job and interacting with both customers and co-workers. After work, he enjoys relaxing, learning Bible verses, and cooking. Paul’s favorite Bible passage is contained in Colossians 1: 1-7 which reads in part, “Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ”.