Here’s Who We Hosted This Month At GoodLife

Here's Who We Hosted This Month

Part of the amazing work we do here at GoodLife, in addition to providing high-quality care for those we serve, is sharing our successful workforce solutions with other agencies around the country. Through our decades-long work with The University of Kansas to improve the quality of our services, provide better schedules and pay for our DSPs, and more, we’ve built… read more

GoodLife’s RISE Program Partners with Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community

GoodLife’s RISE Program Partners with Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community

This month, our wonderful participants in RISE had an incredible opportunity to start a partnership with Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community. The RISE group gets to meet with the folks at Pioneer Ridge to do arts and crafts.  This amazing partnership will allow our men and women and the men and women at Pioneer Ridge to meet monthly and develop new… read more

GoodLife Hosts Tours at New SouthLake building

GoodLife Hosts Tours at New SouthLake building

Our move to the new building at SouthLake off of College and Renner has opened up some fantastic opportunities for us to showcase our Workforce and Technology initiatives to other provider agencies like ours across the region. It’s exciting times for GoodLife as we continually work to help other providers improve their quality of care and the work life balance… read more

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

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