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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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October 1, 2017

Mainstream Living Foundation has donated $10,000 to be used for the construction of an all-inclusive playground and Miracle League Field in Ames. Referred to as the Ames Miracle Park, the project will provide inclusive play opportunities for children and adults of all ages and abilities. Mainstream Living is proud to join Harrison Barnes, United Way of Story County, Rotary Club of Ames, Arc of Story County, and many others in supporting a project that will provide wonderful opportunities for those with disabilities.  The facility will be constructed at Inis Grove Park and is expect to be complete in 2018.  

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September 22, 2017

Open your hearts as the new Outlets of Des Moines opens their doors with an exclusive charity night. For just $20.00, guests will enjoy a special preview of the new stores and an evening of shopping, savings, prize giveaways, entertainment and more. Mainstream Living is pleased to be one of the charity partners selected for the event.  Purchase your ticket today and support Mainstream during the ticketing checkout process. 100% of your ticket proceeds will be donated to benefit the mission of your selected charity partner(s). Purchase tickets now at:

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