Pat (formerly Pat Elgart) has been an IL Coordinator at MWCIL since 2006. Pat’s personal experience as a person with a disability helps her to understand the challenges that her consumers face in the course of daily living. She is skilled at navigating complicated bureaucracies and advocating for deserved benefits. Pat is the Center’s Certified Peer Specialist, with advanced training in Vocational Peer Support. Pat provides support and resources to bring hope while assisting people to move forward with their vocational goals. She also is a great resource for housing applications and options, and has experience with independent living skills training such as budgeting, cooking, laundry and transportation.