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Congratulations to the following employees who have been selected for Mainstream Living's Quarterly Mission Maker Award. We inadvertently missed last quarter, so are awarding Q3 and Q4 of 2017. Each of our Mission Maker recipients have shown a great deal of passion for serving and we thank them for their... Read More on Quarterly Mission Maker Awards Announced
Congratulations to the following individuals for being recognized as this month's Service Excellence Award Winners. Your gift cards will be delivered to your supervisor. Each month, employees are recognized for going "above and beyond" in their service to members. We encourage staff and managers to nominate a fellow staff member... Read More on Monthly Service Excellence Award Winners
“When we started services for one member this spring, her mom was very clear that her expectations were high for Mainstream Living. Her mother was unsure if she could trust anyone to give her the services they were looking for. They specifically requested a stable staff person who would "be... Read More on HCBS - Home and Community Based Services
Many of the members we serve at Mainstream Living experience anxiety on a regular basis. While some members need little support coping with anxiety, many members, especially those within the mental health program, may need some assistance from staff. One of the best ways to help bring someone out of... Read More on Tip of the Month
Mainstream Living is part of the Polk County Positive Behavior Supports network. Each month, training topics are offered to staff in an effort to improve and enhance services for our members. Read More on Monthly Training Topic - Why People Behave
March 7, 2018 is the annual day of awareness for the "Spread the Word to End the Word" Campaign. This is a national initiative to end the use of the “R” word and to spread awareness of the pain this word can cause for people with intellectual disabilities. The ACE... Read More on Spread the Word to End the Word
Wanda, a long-term employee, was having an incredibly difficult time getting her documentation completed each month. Wanda does a fantastic job with our members. She often goes above and beyond to ensure the members have everything they want and need. Wanda was also recognized this last year as an outstanding... Read More on Moments of Truth
What is your favorite thing about work? Making a difference in the lives of the people we serve. What may seem so small to us is big to them. I work with someone that loves balloons and when you give her one you would think you just gave her a...
What brought you to Mainstream? I always wanted to help people. What is your favorite thing about work? The people I work with every week. How do I spend my time outside of work? Classic cars, spending time with family and friends, camping, kayaking, walking, collecting Barbie’s and collectible horses,...
What brought you to Mainstream? I worked at CIRSI in Marshalltown and had experience in the field. I was looking for a local operation while I lived in Des Moines. What is your favorite thing about work? I like the people the most. I like the flexibility and the values...
What brought you to Mainstream? I needed a career change. I wanted to help people and spend my time doing something that actually made an impact. What is your favorite thing about work? The Members we serve; the relationships I have developed with them. It's a worthy mission! How do...

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