Meet Meg & Kait: An insider’s perspective on care at GoodLife

Meet Meg & Kait: An insider’s perspective on care at GoodLife

Most families want more than just help when caring for loved ones with an intellectual or developmental disability (I/DD)–they actually want meaningful opportunities, fulfilling lifestyles, places to go, and work or community involvement that brings joy.  That’s what Meg and her parents wanted for Kait, and it’s what they found at GoodLife.  Today we meet Meg Ward, director of our… read more

The Year Ahead: What We’re Excited for in 2021

2021

Despite an uncertain and challenging year, 2020 changed the way GoodLife does business for the better. We are eager to carry all we learned into 2021, and excited to share what’s next for GoodLife. Below are just a few things we’re looking forward to:  Serving seniors: In 2020, we put our expansion of senior services on hold to adapt to… read more

Top five things we’re proud of in 2020

2020

We certainly don’t have to tell you why 2020 was the year we set aside specific plans and prioritized adapting. The hard work we have done over the last 40 years prepared us for challenges we never saw coming. In the shadow of the Coronavirus, we learned we could rely on our established strategies, models, and technologies to keep staff… read more

Living the Good Life together: Professional Family Teaching Model

Living the Good Life together: Professional Family Teaching Model

GoodLife values individuality. That’s why our residential services offer a variety of living arrangements developed around a person’s level of need to create safe, comfortable, and long-term home environments. Whitney Lamb, director of GoodLife’s Professional Family Teaching Model shares more about why our shared living model is one of our most successful—and meaningful—programs. It is a service model that naturally… read more

Combining life skills with independent living: Welcome to Midnight Farm

Midnight Farm

In a recent post, RISE and TEAM Work: Developing skills for an independent life, we shared GoodLife’s one-of-a-kind work programs that allow individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD) within the Neighborhood Network to work, learn and grow in a safe, inclusive and familiar environment.  Today, we put on our best pair of boots to visit one of our program… read more

KC Pop Co: GoodLife’s newest work program

work program

GoodLife believes a satisfying and purposeful life is one where learning opportunities are created for residents to contribute talents and energy to help neighbors, build independence, and gain valuable skills.  GoodLife’s uniquely-created work programs, TEAM Work and RISE, allow individuals with I/DD within the Neighborhood Network to work, learn and grow in a safe, inclusive and familiar environment.  The newest… read more

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