“We received a referral from Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS) for an individual that was homeless. The consumer had been in the system for several years with a history of behaviors that caused many programs to close their doors. With our Disability Advocates mission statement in mind, I came alongside this individual, and drawing on my … Continue reading Monthly Highlight | Mission Moment
Allyson spent three months in a Nursing Facility following heart surgery. Unfortunately, the stairs in her previous apartment made it unsafe for her to return to the home she knew. While in the Nursing Facility, Allyson applied for several senior apartments and was placed on waiting lists. Once she was approved for an apartment, Disability … Continue reading Impact Story | Nursing Facility Transition – Allyson
By working with Home Repair Services and the Home Builders Association of Greater Grand Rapids, Disability Advocates was able to complete another ramp build for a low income senior who was not able to enter and exit her home safely or independently. This ramp build was part of the HBA’s 25th annual Community Repair Days. … Continue reading Impact Story | Ramp Build – Juanita
Robbie was happy to learn about the numerous community support programs and services available that help him live independently, and says, I’m excited and having fun! Robbie’s mom, Deb, shared that Robbie’s Autism has created some challenges for him in managing his everyday life skills. She recalls her frustrations in trying to find help in … Continue reading Impact Story | Robbie
The students of the Kelloggsville Employability Work Group on their certificate day.
The students of Godwin Heights Employability Work Group on their certificate day.
Theresa White attended the Employment Readiness Workshops where she mastered the tools necessary and gained the confidence needed to find and secure employment. During the time Theresa was involved with the workgroup, she was fully engaged, learned a ton, and has since landed a job working for Enterprise. Each of our Employment Readiness Workshops consists … Continue reading Impact Story | Theresa White
We are thrilled to share the story of one of our consumers, Quinn! Quinn has, “wowed,” us with his determination and perseverance and we are thankful that our Family Support Services Program had the opportunity to play a part in his story. Our staff enjoyed working with Quinn to develop many skills related to Independent … Continue reading Impact Story | Quinn Shideler
“As the conversation continues to grow, voices from various religious backgrounds and political stances are speaking up and offering their support for both sides.”
I spent ten days in the hospital. I was in individual and group counseling. I spent most of my downtime reading my bible and accidentally became the Chaplain on my ward.