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May 9, 2020

Thanks to a $10,000 grant from United Way of Story County, Mainstream Living was able to build an enhanced patio space at our Aspen House in Ames. The beautiful pergola, reconstructed patio, and landscaping was completed by our friends at Country Landscapes. Aspen House, one of our medically fragile locations...
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March 15, 2020

Concerns surrounding the coronavirus continue to be discussed at Mainstream Living. A Pandemic Emergency Group has been established and will meet weekly to discuss ongoing issues and initatives to best protect our members and staff. Effective March 15, 2020, the Center (day-habilitation in Ames) will be closed. Visitors will not...
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February 1, 2020

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December 1, 2019

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October 31, 2019

Believe It, Achieve It - Empowerment Award John Frakes John Frakes is being presented with the Believe It, Achieve It Empowerment Award for promoting best practices in increasing independence in our members. John was nominated by Ben Weiss for his work with two specific members. Although John has only worked...
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April 17, 2019

The Iowa Association of Community Providers (IACP) announced the Frontline Supervisor Award at the annual conference in April. Over 100 nominations were received from agencies across the state. IACP recognizes that Frontline supervisors (FLS) play a critical role in bringing together all of the pieces of service delivery and have...
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February 27, 2018

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November 1, 2017

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October 24, 2017

In separate lunch ceremonies held in Ames and Des Moines, Mainstream Living President and CEO Bill Vaughn announced the recipients of the 2017 Annual Employee Recognition Awards.  Nominations are submitted throughout the year and awards are given in six categories. The Employee Recognition Program is designed to recognize employees for their contributions that reflect the mission, vision, values, and member-centered focus of the organization.  

Empowerment Award - Wanda Walker

Inclusion Award - Julie Mace

Champions of Change - Joni Houck, Burabari Taoh, and Trish Mull-Short

Wellness Award - Christine Hatcher

Rising Star Leader of the Year HCBS - Michelle Strutzenberg

Rising Star Leader of the Year Mental Health - Angela Beane

Difference Maker of the Year - William Prather


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October 13, 2017

John Samuelson, one of Mainstream Living's founding members passed away in the summer of 2017. To honor John, his family generously donated funds to help in purchasing a new vehicle. John's parents, Bob and Jan value the importance of community integration for those with disabilities and felt that the purchase of a vehicle would help provide opportunities for our members to be active. On Friday, October 13, John's family joined friends and staff to dedicate the vehicle and celebrate his memory.

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