When COVID-19 hit our group homes in 2020, staff worked together to lift each other up and keep our clients safe. They made personal sacrifices, including staying at hotels to protect their own families or temporarily living at one of our homes to care for the residents. Virtual day programming developed to include current events, career exploration, exercise, and skill development to keep people engaged while quarantined. 

President and CEO Diane Beastrom was featured in many opinion editorials in area news publications that raised awareness of the challenges faced by agencies and people with IDD due to the pandemic.