I have been associated with Life Skills for 4 years, first as a fund-raising and event volunteer, then as co-chair of their golf tournament/dinner auction fundraiser, and now as a member of their board. I was immediately touched by the people they serve, realizing that they, through no fault of their own, needed help from an outside organization like Life Skills. People with developmental disabilities can be productive members of society if they're given a chance, and the wonderful people at Life Skills do just that. I had always wanted to give back to the community in some way, and volunteering with Life Skills has been an extremely rewarding experience for me!
I set out to give back to my community, however I received much more than I could ever give. Time and time again, my heart has been touched not only by the amazing clients we serve, but by the amazing people that deliver that service. This organization is anchored by the perseverance of our clients and employees. More amazing stories, to be continued...
I have been involved with Life Skills for almost 10 years. Most recently serving on their Board. The management team is second to none. Their passion around serving those with developmental disabilities is truly amazing. I am pleased to serve on their board and proud to be associated with their vision of serving those individuals with developmental disabilities!
Rarely does one find an organization run as well as LIfe Skills. Most are aware of the deeply compassionate care Life Skills clients receive, along with the massive increase in Autism services provided by the Touch Point arm of the organization. As a Board Member, I feel it is important to point out a few practical issues LIfe Skills (LS) solves. As a community based provider, LS clients feel the same pride as we felt when we got our own place. Living, working and interacting with the community is paramount to our clients. In decades past, people with disabilities were sent of to habilitation centers (barrack style living) at the advice of doctors. it was the only way people knew how to help in those days. Now we know greater quality of life for our clients is found in the community, which also exposes neighborhoods to more diverse lifestyles and allows neighbors to interact with our clients. The many LF clients who work, pay taxes and add their talents to their workplace. I am proud to be a small part of LS, it allows me a way to help change people's lives in a proven and practical way. -Weston McKee