Community Village Lawrence Hosts 7th Annual: A Taste of San Francisco

Community Village Lawrence Hosts 7th Annual: A Taste of San Francisco

CVL’s most exciting Fundraising Event of the Year is just around the corner! Join Community Village Lawrence members, leaders, and partners for an evening of delicious San Francisco fare plus a Live & Silent Auction to raise funds and celebrate serving our community. Tickets are still available! Featuring the freshest catch, flown in on the day of, especially for this… read more

GoodLife Receives Deffenbaugh Award

GoodLife Receives Deffenbaugh Award

We are proud to announce that GoodLife was the recipient of a $50,000 award from the Deffenbaugh Foundation to support our GoodLife Employee Engagement and Advocate Initiative. We face an ongoing and unmitigated challenge related to the nation-wide direct support workforce crisis, so this year, one of our most important projects focuses on improving the quality of life of our… read more

GoodLife U Team attends The Arc National Convention in Denver, CO

GoodLife U Team attends The Arc National Convention in Denver, CO

On Thursday & Friday, GoodLife’s Mike Strouse and Megan McKinney Todd attended the Arc’s National Convention in Denver, Colorado. The Arc’s Convention is an opportunity to connect and learn with advocates, professionals, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and their families.  Dr. Strouse presented on labor strategies to introduce attendees to GoodLife U’s comprehensive toolbox for measuring and addressing organizational… read more

Dr. Mike Strouse Presents at InterHab “Power Up” Conference in Wichita

Dr. Mike Strouse Presents at InterHab “Power Up” Conference in Wichita

GoodLife’s leadership team participated in the Interhab annual conference this year in Wichita, KS. Interhab is an alliance for advocates and providers in Kansas who serve and work in the intellectual and developmental disability space. Each year Interhab hosts its annual “Power Up” conference and for the last several years we have had the honor of being invited to present.… read more

GoodLife University Team visits Waban in Maine for Mini-Conference

GoodLife University Team visits Waban in Maine for Mini-Conference

GoodLife University’s workforce solutions are delivering hope to community service providers across the nation. One provider benefitting from GoodLife’s methodologies is Waban, located in Sanford, Maine. After working with the GoodLife U team to implement our strategies to improve the capacity of their direct support workforce, Waban’s leadership reached out to our GoodLife U team and asked for us to… read more

AXIS KC Volunteer Day at JC Day Center

AXIS KC Volunteer Day at JC Day Center

Friday, August 19th, AXIS Capital’s Kansas City Philanthropy Committee honored GoodLife by donating their time and effort to help us clean up at our Johnson County Day Services Center in addition to an incredibly generous financial gift. The amazing group of AXIS volunteers teamed up with GoodLife staff to clean up the landscaping outside of the Day Center and deep… read more

Community Service Tax Credits Awarded to GoodLife

tax credit

GoodLife is pleased to announce that we are a proud recipient of 2022 Community Service Tax Credits awarded by the Kansas Department of Commerce. The tax credits will support our initiative to build a 4th home to support individuals with disabilities at Midnight Farm. After the announcement was made on July 12 by the Department of Commerce, GoodLife’s CSO, Megan… read more

GoodLife U Consulting Ramps Up

GoodLife U Consulting Ramps Up

GoodLife University is GoodLife’s consulting branch, a joint initiative made possible by our 40 year partnership with the University of Kansas Department of Applied Behavioral Analysis. For more than 3 decades, GoodLife has been consulting with other care providers across the nation to implement next-generation service models and approaches. In 2018, GoodLife U launched to specifically provide much needed solutions… read more

GoodLife U and iLink Technologies at ANCOR

GoodLife U and iLink Technologies at ANCOR

After connecting virtually during the pandemic, we were finally able to travel to see our community at ANCOR’s hybrid conference!  The ANCOR 2022 Conference theme, ELEVATE, recognized the many ways in which our community of Care Providers has risen to the occasion over the past few challenging years and the ways we will take community-based I/DD services to the next… read more

GoodLife Judges at the Kansas Job Olympics

GoodLife Judges at the Kansas Job Olympics

A few representatives from GoodLife volunteered to judge at the Job Olympics and we had such a wonderful time! Job Olympics is a competition developed to promote transition and employability skills for a broad spectrum of high school students in special education. Job Olympics brings together over 500 students from 40 different schools throughout the area. Competitions representing actual job… read more

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