In honor of Pride Month, Patrick Baltazar, Staffing Resource Program Administrator in Oregon for Avamere Living, shares his experiences being a gay man and his hopes for the future of the LGBTQIA+ community. Patrick came out after a year and a half working at Avamere Crestview of Portland because of the support he gained during his short time there. Patrick unfortunately lost relationships from his personal life but found the support he needed in his team.
Patrick shared, "Truly because of the inclusivity that was obvious at the facility and within the team I was empowered."
Even today those experiences remain with him as he seeks to be that support for those he interacts with. Get to know Patrick, his passion for service, what he's studying in school, his theme song, and so much more.