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Mainstream Living Newsletter: Mainstream Living Newsletter - May 2018

Insert your coin here and join Mainstream Living on Saturday, June 30 for a cycling fundraiser. Our arcade themed event will offer participants a shorter 8 mile course through Ames ($15.00) and an opportunity to "level up" to a 30 mile ride ($25.00) in Story County. The event will start...
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 all staff and managers to nominate a fellow staff...
Regardless of the members you serve, chances are you have encountered a member who needs support around with their mental health. As staff members, it is sometimes easy to separate ourselves from the populations with which we work. However, everyone has mental health needs, and it is important for each... Read More
Mainstream Living's Transition Age Youth program (referred to as TAY) program started in April of 2009 and is the only one in the State of Iowa that provides 24 hour community living supports to specifically to this age group. Since May 1, 2013, 55 young adults have been served by... Read More
In The Community Journal (Summer 1997), David Pitonyak wrote that supporting a person with challenging behavior starts with knowing the person, not just looking at the person as someone needing "fixing." Imagine living the person's life, Pitonyak wrote, and view the following list as first steps to building a more... Read More
Last year, Cure Rett Iowa launched its first Strollathon hoping to raise $10,000 for research. They exceeded their goal and then some, raising over $89,000! Over 200 Iowans were in attendance, with sponsors from all over the state. This Saturday, May 5th, the Strollathon will be held at the DMACC... Read More
What brought you to Mainstream? My father-in-law worked for Mainstream Living many years ago. He told me about his job and how wonderful it was. I had the experience and love to work with people so he encouraged me to apply. I give credit for my success to him. His...
What brought you to Mainstream? I heard about Mainstream through my cousin, who was working in TAY (Transition Age Youth) at the time. What is your favorite thing about work? Every day is different. I enjoy watching people grow and be successful. How do I spend my time outside of...
What brought you to Mainstream? I was ready to start looking for employment after staying home for several years to raise my children. My fabulous sister told me to apply at Mainstream as she knew I would love the company and the career. What is your favorite thing about work?...

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