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Mainstream Living Newsletter: Mainstream Living Employee Newsletter

United Ways across the country have kicked off their annual LIVE UNITED Campaign and we encourage our employees to consider a gift. Gifts may be made through payroll deduction, vacation donation, or a one-time gift of cash/check. If you wish, you may also designate your gift to a specific non-profit... Read More
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...
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). National Disability Employment Awareness Month began in 1945 as a campaign by the United States Department of Labor to raise awareness about employment issues for those with disabilities. Since the designation, many laws have been created to assist those with disabilities in... Read More
Direct care staff (and their supervisors) spend so much of their time advocating for members that they sometimes overlook the importance of their own self care. While the rewards of a direct care job are plentiful, it can take a mental and physical toll. Here are 10 tips to practice... Read More
National Retirement Security Week is October 21-27, 2018. Challenge yourself to take at least one action step toward securing your retirement during this week! Some tips to get on track: Make the most out of your paycheck. Save money each month, even if it’s not much. Save more as you... Read More
Amber participated in Project Search last year. Her team wasn’t sure how it would go, as she was often absent from dayhab because she didn’t feel like going. However, she attended Project Search regularly and really committed to the program. As a result of attending and completing the Project Search... Read More
Mainstream Living is a part of the Polk County Positive Behavior Supports (PBS) Network. Each month, training topics are shared with staff in an effort to better serve our members.
I would like to recognize the entire staff at our Onyx location in Ames for excellence in community inclusion. In the last six months alone, our members have enjoyed bingo at the Ames American Legion, various concerts at Bandshell Park, the Boone Trolley, Boone County Fair, Reiman Gardens, Octagon Center...
Our front office staff take care of all the little things that keep our organization running efficiently. From answering phones to greeting people to ordering supplies, Jenna in the Ames office and Julie in Des Moines offer a friendly face to employees and visitors. Each day, Jenna and Julie are... Read More
What brought you to Mainstream? After leaving a stressful job, I was looking for something fun. I saw the ad for Mainstream and did some research and fell in love with the company and what it does! What is your favorite thing about work? Everyone here is so helpful! It...
What brought you to Mainstream? I was looking for a part-time job that I could work overnights. What is your favorite thing about work? The members, hands down! How do you spend your time outside of work? I enjoy time in the yard, time with grandson, anything in water, and...

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