Mainstream Living Newsletter: Mainstream Message - March 2017
The Executive Management Team (EMT) is pleased to announce our revamped Employee Recognition Program. Here at Mainstream Living, our mission, vision and values drive everything we do and we believe in rewarding outstanding work. In order to create an environment where our employees are appropriately recognized for their contributions, our...
World Autism Awareness Day is April 2nd. Mainstream Living encourages employees to wear blue in support of the cause. On December 18, 2007, the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution 62/139, tabled by the State of Qatar, which declares April 2 as World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) in perpetuity. Her... Read More on Wear Blue for World Autism Day
This month, we celebrate the “Spread the Word to End the Word” campaign. This campaign is based upon the idea that nobody should use disrespectful language regarding people with disabilities, in particular, the “R”-word. The Advocacy, Connections, & Empowerment (ACE) Program at Mainstream Living has been heavily involved with the... Read More on A Special Feature from Mainstream's ACE Program
Here’s a scenario you may have encountered during your time at Mainstream Living. A member has not showered in several days. You approach this member asking him to take a shower, and he refuses. You insist and provide reasons why showering is important, but the member continues to refuse. Ultimately,... Read More on Employee Tip - Coping Skills Go Both Ways
Mainstream Living's Medically Fragile Program serves 15 people in three locations. Aspen House is located in Ames and opened in March 2007. Baker House is located on the east side of Des Moines and opened in December 2010. The Knapp House is located in the Valley Junction area of West... Read More on HCBS - Medically Fragile Program
Sam Sam's mother passed away just over a year ago. Shortly after she died, our rep payee applied for 'death benefits' as Sam's parents were now both deceased. After almost a year, Sam just received his first survivors’ check, a back payment from the last year. Sam traditionally has lived... Read More on March Moments
Mainstream Living is a member of the Polk County Positive Behavior Support Network. The mission of the network is to promote innovative positive supports for persons with disabilities through inter-agency collaboration. Monthly training topics will be communicated to staff in an effort to enhance learning opportunities while promoting high quality... Read More on PBS Monthly Training
What brought you to Mainstream Living? I have a friend who works for Mainstream at one of the Ankeny sites. She told me about the job, so I applied and here I am. I have been with Mainstream for 2 1/2 years now. My primary site is the Baker House....