What are the options for residential services and who gets to decide what program my loved one will be placed in?
Imagine what it would be like to have your loved one with an intellectual or developmental disability in a safe and supportive residence, to know they’re surrounded by people who care about them and are trained to assist them in reaching their fullest potential. That’s what GoodLife’s residential services can provide for those we serve. We offer several residential options… read more
The decision to move your loved one into residential services is a big one, and it’s important to consider all your options before making a choice. When looking at housing options, there are several things to think about, including the support your loved one needs and their goals. GoodLife provides residential services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities that… read more
GoodLife has supported people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) for over 40 years. Our original goal was to ensure that individuals receive appropriate services in community settings. It is still at the heart of our innovative spirit. Our President and CEO, Mike Strouse was a guest on the Uncovering Kansas Podcast. The episode shines a light on GoodLife’s cutting-edge… read more
We, like many, are excited to be moving into a new year. The last few years brought unprecedented challenges, so it’s with both eagerness and excitement that we face 2022 and yes—we are hopeful! GoodLife has some audacious plans for 2022 and we’d love to give you a little sneak peek into what we think this year will hold. First,… read more
Working at GoodLife is more than just a job. Each direct support professional (DSP) is uniquely drawn to GoodLife’s mission to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those we serve. As an intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) services provider, our staff are our backbone. We love to pair DSP’s with the right residential home to champion their strengths,… read more
Learn how your contribution to GoodLife can support interdependent communities with a COVID-resistant care model and qualify for a Kansas tax credit. Your donation can make twice the impact.
Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) are the backbone of the workforce behind community living and service support models for individuals living with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD) and seniors. For more than thirty years, the DSP workforce has been one of the most unstable workforces nationwide. Recently, statistics showed that annual turnover rates for DSPs were at 50%, in comparison to… watch now
GoodLife serves adults with disabilities in family-style home settings. Our direct support staff provides daily teaching, support and companionship, which are vital to each client’s quality of life. Team Leaders manage individual homes to help ensure a safe and meaningful experience for our residents. Today, Kassie Johnston shares what it means to be a team leader and why she values… read more
GoodLife believes a life of dignity and independence is possible, no matter the challenge. We empower our residents with the support, services, and technology needed to thrive within the community. Home Coaches play an important role in our work to redefine what’s possible for people with disabilities. Today we are joined by Kris McFadden and Brittany Rupert, Home Coaches who… read more
What’s it like to share your home with GoodLife residents? Family Teachers Jenny Voth and Genevieve Getz share their experience and how the model has enriched their family life. The Family Teaching Home is one of GoodLife’s residential programs, and the model supports individuals with a wide range of needs varying from significant needs to those who require fewer supports.… read more