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Mainstream Living Newsletter: Mainstream Message - May 2017

Mainstream Living has provided services to people with mental illness for the past 36 years. Do you want to test your knowledge of mental health and learn more about the services Mainstream Living has to offer? Take the quiz and then email with one thing you learned. The first... Read More on May is Mental Health Awareness Month
On May 3, 2017, the American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) will recognize Jeanne Baughman of Mainstream Living in as the 2017 Direct Support Professional of the Year for Iowa. The award will be presented during a ceremony for Direct Support Professionals from across the nation on May... Read More on Jeanne Baughman Named Iowa DSP of the Year
If you’ve worked at Mainstream Living for an extended period of time, chances are that at some point, you have been asked to help train a new employee at one of your sites. In the spirit of collaboration (one of our core values), we put a lot of trust in... Read More on Employee Tip - Training New Staff
The Transition Age Youth (TAY) program was originally designed to be a diversion program for long-term dependence of services. It has been just over eight years since we began serving our first TAY member. TAY provides goal-oriented, individualized support to young adults aged 18 to 25. TAY is structured to... Read More on Transition Age Youth Program
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...
Mark Mark decided he wanted a job in the community and, without assistance, applied online to Fazoli’s. Before his interview, his Team Leader, Dean, and his guardian, Bill, offered some advice, reviewed boundaries, and wished him luck. Due to Mark’s track record, Dean and Bill were not too hopeful, but... Read More on Moments of Truth - Stories of Impact
What brought you to Mainstream Living? At the time, my cousin had recently started working for Mainstream and recommended the position to me. What is your favorite thing about work? No two days are the same! I enjoy being able to spend time with members. I also like to help...
What brought you to Mainstream Living? I wanted to expand the number of individuals who I can help who have some sort of mental health diagnosis, especially those who struggle with self harm/suicidal tendencies. What is your favorite thing about work? I enjoy seeing the members I work with show...

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The first day of any new job can be an exciting and inspirational experience. Here at Mainstream Living, we strive to show people on day one the importance of their work and the value they have to our agency. You may have gone through orientation yesterday, or 25 years ago.... Read More on Do You Remember Your First Day?
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