Ricky & Patti—A Love Story

Patti and Ricky sitting together on the couch

Ricky & Patti—A Love Story

When you see Ricky and Patti together, you can’t help but smile. They truly seem like two people in love. They met at the Supported Living apartment building in which they both live and have been together ever since. “It was love at first sight,” says Ricky. “I asked her if I could carry her […]

Josh pictured in the produce department of a grocery store

Josh Lands a New Job

Having a job you enjoy makes working in the community that much more satisfying. Josh decided about a year ago that he would like to find a better job. He was working as a bus boy at a local restaurant, but he was not happy. Josh began receiving Life & Work Connections Community Specialist Services […]

Joe seated at table with co-workers playing a card game

Not Your Average Joe Internship

When Joe had an opportunity to volunteer with the Dream Factory of Central Missouri Trivia Night last spring, he met someone who changed the course of his life. Joe and his family have been long-time supporters of the Dream Factory and each year he volunteers his time to build a birdhouse to be used as […]

Six people pose at the Missouri State Fair

A Trip to the State Fair

At the end of this summer, several residents from Supported Living decided they would like to go to the Missouri State Fair so they worked with staff to plan a trip. Dale, Doug, Janice, Laura, Tina, and Michelle along with Supported Living staff Alison and Alicia traveled west Sedalia to take it all in at […]

Alex pauses his janitorial work to take a picture

Janitorial Crew Contracts with Local Company

Patrick and Alex are building skills for community employment, through participation on the Life & Work Connections work crew. Recently, Life & Work Connections, Inc. contracted with Midwest Special Needs Trust, for the provision of cleaning services. Patrick and Alex are among several crew members who rotate in filling two shifts per week at Midwest […]