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Teamwork, persistence pay off in Kelby’s job search

Kelby, age 29, is a Center client who lives with cerebral palsy. He began his employment journey as sales associate in Wags in a Bag, building his customer service skills and making steps towards his next career path. He came to our pre-employment program with reasonable vocational goals of becoming a front desk attendant…

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New agency van gives participants access to community

In December 2017, the Center purchased a new vehicle with a grant from MoDOT and the U.S. Department of Transportation. The minivan is equipped with a ramp for wheelchair accessibility, can transport up to six people at a time and allows for our participants to have greater access to the community. Participants in…

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Community partner spotlight: Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital

The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital supports the work and mission of Barnes-Jewish Hospital, as well as its affiliates and community partners. The Foundation touches thousands of lives each year by strengthening and promoting: vital research that leads to treatment breakthroughs patient care and services for those who need financial assistance nursing scholarships and…

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Visual impairment won’t stop Blanca’s career goals

Blanca Mariscal has always had an interest in fashion and computers, but she doubted it was possible to make those interests into a career because of her visual impairment. Blanca was referred to the Center for a 16-day vocational evaluation, where she worked with Samantha Dean, one of our vocation evaluators. Together, Blanca and Samantha identified…

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Youth experience the joys of a summer job

Every summer, the Center facilitates a program for juniors and seniors in high school that helps them to obtain their first work experience. These students with disabilities, residents of St. Louis City and St. Louis County and St. Charles County, attend one week of “soft-skills” training at the Center where they learn about appropriate…

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How will you be remembered?

Many people like to leave a gift to charity through their will or trust, because they care about the organizations that are important in their lives and they wish to express their values. Would you consider remembering the Center in your will or trust? Learn more about making a planned gift here. When…

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Participant Graduates from Day Program

On April 30, we celebrated the program graduation of Niki Paul. Niki came to the Center because she was in a car accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury that left her with severe cognitive-linguistic and physical limitations. She participated in the Adult Day Program and Therapy Services. She came to the Center…

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Super Chili Bowl Cook-Off on Feb. 2

Join us for chili and fun while raising money for the Center. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2018 5-9 PM WAYS TO PARTICIPATE: COMPETE Put together a team of 4 and take your best shot at winning the Super Chili Bowl! PRIZES: Best Overall Chili ($100 cash prize) Spiciest Chili ($50 cash prize) Most Unique...
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Program helps families get adaptive equipment

For people with disabilities, having access to adaptive equipment can open up a world of possibilities. Due to a disability or after sustaining an injury, some people may find it difficult to perform activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting and feeding. Adaptive equipment devices assist the person in completing…

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