The ACT Blog Archive

February 2015 Tip from Tara: Coping with Loss and Moving Forward

January 29, 2016

The only thing harder than losing a loved one may be explaining that loss to your children; it can be particularly challenging explaining the death to an individual who is differently abled. Oftentimes individuals who are differently abled are identified … Continue reading

Volunteers Through ACT Career Services Honored by The Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri

January 28, 2016

The Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri honored several individuals that receive Job Preparation services through ACT Career Services (ACS). Each month the Food Bank celebrates dedicated volunteers by adding them to the “Volunteer Hall of Fame” plaque. The … Continue reading

Schnucks, a Valuable Community Partner for Over 20 Years

Schnucks is known for many things – great produce, great selection of often hard-to-find ingredients, and friendly staff. What they may not be known for is a diverse workforce, a characteristic that makes the company an extremely valuable asset to … Continue reading

Mark’s letter – February 2016

January 27, 2016

Dear Friends of ACT: Nearly two years ago in March, Medicaid Waiver definitions changed. That changed ACT, too. Under the new definitions, ACT Works could no longer be a work destination. Now an individual can receive job preparation services for … Continue reading

Twenty Years of Dedicated Service Marked by a Custom Jacket and a Fine Steak Dinner

How many people in today’s economy can boast that they’ve worked 20 years with the same employer? How do you celebrate 20 years of solid employment? Jodie thought treating herself to a steak dinner would be a wonderful way to … Continue reading

Holiday Volunteer Opportunities Abound, and Fulfill

January 24, 2016

Volunteer options were numerous (almost unlimited) for people receiving services in ACT’s Community Integration (CI) program this holiday season. A caroling group from CI delighted listeners at Columbia Healthcare Center, Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital, and Lenoir Woods. Caroling … Continue reading

January 2016 Tip from Tara: Bring on the New Year!

December 30, 2015

In looking forward and thinking about the New Year ahead, I realize that for the first time in a long time I am eager to embrace a new year. To be honest, 2015 was hard. It was actually one of … Continue reading

Devoted Community Living Staff Continue Their Work Throughout the Holidays

December 28, 2015

Our Community Living (CL) program is always up and running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year. New Years Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and every holiday in between are days when people need services. Many of … Continue reading

Job Preparation Continues to Evolve With Volunteer Opportunities and Career Planning

ACT Career Services continues to evolve and adapt to provide the best individualized services for participants in the job preparation program. Read here for more information about the provider transformation that started this shift earlier this year. Another major change … Continue reading

Community Integration Health Class Finishes Strong with Pumpkin Pie!

Some Community Integration program participants are a bit healthier these days. The health class we told you about in October met for the last time on December first. “The class flew by!” says Kalynn Ramsey, ACT Communication Coordinator, who led … Continue reading

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