Life Skills

Rating: 4.91 stars   22 reviews

Issues: Disabilities

Location: 13545 Barrett Parkway Drive, Suite 300 Ballwin MO 63021 USA

Mission: Life Skills is a not-for-profit, registered 501(c)(3) organization that is committed to helping individuals with developmental disabilities - including autism - learn, live, work and participate in their community.
Results: Life Skills is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. Life Skills and TouchPoint Autism Services officially merged on July 1, 2012. The new organization will operate a $40 million budget as it annually serves more than 4,500 individuals with developmental disabilities - including autism - in 95 counties across the State of Missouri.
Target demographics: Individuals with developmental disabilities - including autism
Direct beneficiaries per year: 4,500 individuals with developmental disabilities - including autism
Geographic areas served: Life Skills provides services in 95 counties across the State of Missouri
Programs: The agency operates three specific divisions: Autism Services, Community Living and Employment Services
2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been volunteering for Life Skills since April, and I have nothing but positive experiences from doing so. Life Skills not only puts together events for a variety of people, but they also chose a variety of places to hold them at. This is good because every event is different which makes it more exciting for everyone! You can tell when you attend these event that the staff and volunteers are passionate about what they do and they always have a smile on their face. It makes it a very welcoming environment. I work at Life Skills and I can say that look forward to volunteering at these events because, overall, it benefits the clients and their families :)

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Lifeskills is a wonderful organization that truly makes a change in people's lives. It is my pleasure to be affliated with LifeSkills when I hear the families' stories about how much their lives and the lives of their children have improved with the help of LifeSkills. It is truly a charity with a very big heart!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

LifeSkills is an amazing organization. I strongly believe in their mission and have been volunteering for them for about a year now, mostly at fundraising events.

Emily does a great job coordinating volunteers and making sure we know our volunteer responsibilities. I've volunteered for several different organizations and LifeSkills is by far one of the best organized and rewarding.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

It was a great experience. The directions were clear and our questions were answered. We weren't left in the dark, as can happen at large events. We were considered regarding our possible needs also.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Can think of none needed

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been volunteering with Life Skills/TouchPoint Autism services for almost 10 years now. I have volunteered at the yearly golf tournament, the Walk/Run & Roll from its inception, at the various resource fairs and as personal as helping individual clients move from one apartment to the other. At every event Life Skills shows it's appreciation to those that give their time and energy in the service of their clients. It is a pleasure volunteering for this organization because their dedication to those they serve is evident in everything they do. They are entirely committed to making every client an integral part of their community and not shoved aside and hidden from sight. Life Skills/TouchPoint Autism services is the leader in this field and I am honored to be a part of them.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

After volunteering with Life Skills for the past 3 years, I can honestly say my life has changed for the better. From sharing a joke with my Friend in Deed buddy to working with the wonderful Life Skills staff, being a L/S volunteer is an amazing experience!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I have only been a volunteer for a short amount of time, but I look forward to being involved a whole lot more. This is a great organization that is ran very effectively and it is really special to know how many lives are affected in a positive way through Life Skills.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I have been a volunteer with Life Skills at numerous events this past year and it has been a life-changing and eye-opening experience. I can tell the top priority of the organization and the staff is the clients. My favorite event was the Family Event at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Each Life Skills client and his/her family were invited to experience areas of the garden after it had closed. The amount of joy and excitiment coming from each client made me truly believe this organization is changing lives.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I volunteered with life skills for the first time and it was one of the best expriences I had ever had with volunteering. I would do it again for sure.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2006

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I have volunteered with Life Skills at a few events and I have enjoyed every minute of it. It is easy to see how well their staff prepares and cares for each event they host. All of members of Life Skills were very courteous not only toward me as a volunteer but even more so toward all of the guests at their events. The dedication in the organization is wonderful, Life Skills is an amazing organization.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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