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Golden String COVID Relief Grant

Golden String, Inc. has been supporting individuals with disabilities for years andwill continue to do so in this ever-changing environment. During these times werecognize Direct Care Staff across Trumbull and Mahoning counties have continued tolove and support these individuals in our community and provide services to maintain asense of security and normalcy. Golden String is […]

Our Friends Visit the YSU Loge

On November 23, 2019 our friends Robert, Earnie, Danny, and Brian watched the YSU football game with YSU President Jim Tressel. Our men were warm despite the cold weather in the comfort of a loge.  Go Penguins!

Casey Malone Stops By The ISLE World Headquarters

We Are Hiring Nurses!!

Iron and String Life Enhancement (ISLE)/Purple Cat is looking for Registered Nurses who would like to work part time. Hours are varied and can be flexible. The position includes supervising cases for delegated supports, training staff for certification, entering training record data into state system, and physical assessments.Initial nurse certification by Ohio Department of Developmental […]


Iron and String Life Enhancement (ISLE)/Purple Cat gives men and women who are reliable, caring & compassionate an opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life. ISLE provides assistance at home and in the community to persons who are “differently-abled”. Our motto is “Work Hard, Be Kind and Have Fun!” We offer a competitive starting […]

Elijah: A Man Among Men

Elijah:  A Man Among Menan essay by Jimmy Sutman Elijah is a worker at Golden String’s “Gallagher’s Lunch Bucket” specializing in operating the fryers and his favorite delicacy, hand cut french fries.  Elijah lives in a home owned by Golden String and staffed by ISLE incorporated.  Elijah appeared in our lives in 2004, after graduation […]

WKBN: Purple Cat looking for job seekers with a big heart

Courtesy: WKBN Jobs Now BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) – If you have a heart for others, there is a job in town for you.   The Purple Cat, which offers day-program alternatives for adults, has some open positions.  Janine Miely has been with Purple Cat for seven years. She is involved in the arts and crafts section, which […]

New Offices in Final Phases of Construction

ISLE Inc. is excited that its “World Headquarters” is almost complete. Located at 32 Fifth Avenue in Downtown Youngstown, the building was constructed in 1894. The original freight elevator is in working order. The office will open in early 2019.

Ted Hardie: Our Elvis is in Heaven

On Friday November 9, 2018, Golden String, ISLE, and Purple Cat memorialized the late, great, Ted Hardie who passed away on October 28th. The Master of Ceremonies was Walter Mootz, Ted’s closest friend and fellow DJ. A breakfast was provided by Jill Perencevic and Geoff Lewis and funded by Ted’s aunt, Marilyn Morrison and […]

Visit Mrs. Beasley In Downtown Youngstown

Please stop down and knock on the display windows next to our new Golden String Radio Station and Purple Cat music program to say “hey” to our mascot, Mrs. Beasley. Mrs. Beasley can often be seen basking in the sun in the front windows. Mrs. Beasley was a stray who arrived with her baby, Carmen. […]