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Mainstream Living Newsletter: Mainsteam Employee Newsletter September 2019

Each year, Direct Support Professionals receive national recognition for the selfless, incredible work they do. While one week is not enough to say thank you to all the hard working and dedicated DSPs, this year's event will be held the week of September 8. Mainstream Living is proud to host... Read More
Each year, Mainstream Living recognizes employees who make a significant contribution to our members, programs, and/or the organization. Awards are given in several categories and multiple recipients may be selected based on their contributions or accomplishments. Award winners are recognized at a luncheon held in October. Listed below are links...
Each month, Mainstream Living recognizes employees who have gone above and beyond their normal duties to help improve the lives of those we serve. If you are interested in nominating a fellow employee, please click here. Congratulations to this month's award winners. Jenna Peterson, nominated by Amber Corrieri Jenna was...
Mainstream Living's Direct Support Professionals typically work in either Home and Community Based Services or Mental Health. Sometimes working in one program can leave you out of the loop with the rest of the organization. Below, you'll find information on our HCBS and Mental Health community housing and supportive services.... Read More
Amanda Royce - Des Moines How long have you been with Mainstream Living? I have will have worked for Mainstream for seven years. What is your favorite thing about being a Direct Support Professional? My favorite thing about being a DSP is knowing that I make someone’s life a little... Read More
If you are a Central Iowa artist impacted by a disability or mental health, you are invited to participate in Momentum: Works of Growth and Recovery. Community Support Advocate's annual art competition features art by artists impacted by disabilities. A local guest juror judges the competition. Artists selected as winners... Read More
Mainstream Living is part of the Polk County Positive Behavior Supports Network. Each month, training topics are provided to staff in order to assist in better serving our members.
Jeremy is a member who receives hourly services. His mother reports that growing up he was a loner who would take his toys into another room to play by himself. This did not change when he moved into an apartment, though he does enjoy playing video games. Recently, another family... Read More

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