The ACT Blog Archive

June Work Anniversaries

June 28, 2016

Jamesetta Jackson, 9 Years with ACT Jamesetta Jackson started working at ACT on the advice of her husband Steve Jackson, who also works at ACT, and cousin Angel Lawson. They both thought the job would be a perfect fit for … Continue reading

In-Home Services Helps Abraham with Pool Access and Critical Services

Since Abraham was 18 months old he has loved to swim. He’s good at it. His mom, Ashley Williams, says he taught himself. “He started with the doggie paddle. Then in a short amount of time, he progressed to swimming … Continue reading

Cunningham Nationally Recognized for Contributions in Inclusive Employment

June 27, 2016

Recently, the Association of People Supporting EmploymentFirst (APSE) held its 27th Annual Conference in Cincinnati: Soaring to Employment First. There, organizations, employers, and individuals were honored for their single-handed and collective contributions to Employment First. This year, Moresource President Kat Cunningham, a local … Continue reading

Thank You Walmart for Being a Valued Partner

In Columbia, Walmart consistently utilizes ACT Career Services (ACS) to find dedicated employees. They understand the value in using ACS as their hiring base. ACS works with a variety of job seekers to achieve their employment goals, while assisting a … Continue reading

Mark’s Opening Remarks July 2016

Dear Friends of ACT: July 1st marks the beginning of a new fiscal year for us. This is a good time to look back and give you a Year in Review for our company. (I thought of this the other … Continue reading

Shaw Lands a New Role Beyond Community Living to Community Theater in The Music Man

Larry Shaw, Direct Support Professional (DSP) in Community Living (CL), has been bitten by the acting bug. Shaw, 44, auditioned for a small part in The Music Man at Columbia Entertainment Company after playfully singing with a coworker. “She told … Continue reading

June ’16 Tip from Tara: “The Talk”

June 2, 2016

I think it is safe to say that most parents thinking about having “the talk” with their children who our entering puberty meet this task feeling excited or completely confident. Most parents I know feel a great deal of anxiety just … Continue reading

Three Men in Community Living Take First Vacation

Roommates Kelly, Gary and Derrick headed north in April with Direct Support Professionals (DSP) Shelly Gardner and Jason Due to Chicago. Without a doubt, they had the time of their lives. A long list of first time experiences was checked … Continue reading

Marks Opening Remarks June 2016

June 1, 2016

Dear Friends of ACT: Unfortunately, high employment turnover and low pay are hallmarks of our business. Most of our funding as a service provider comes from Medicaid. Therefore, we have no ability to negotiate the rates at which we recover … Continue reading

2016 Tigers on the Prowl

May 27, 2016

ACT is one of ten charities picked to be involved in 2016 Tigers on the Prowl!  We are thrilled about this opportunity. We have partnered with Moresource and local artist Gabe Fennel, making our Tiger Team! Look for Our Tiger! The … Continue reading

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