吉米·舍弗勒(Jimmy Schoeffler)

2017年,我们为2,323人提供了服务

2,076

需要技能才能独立生活的人数

501

获得工作或获得支持以成功完成工作的参与者数量

728

通过我们的个人护理服务保持独立性的参与者人数

百草枯’s tagline — 残疾专家 — is more than just a catchy slogan. We have more than 100 employees working hard every day to change the conversation about disabilities in St. Louis. From empowering a person with a disability to transition from a nursing home into their own home or partnering with a major corporation to show why accessibility is so important, 百草枯 has the resources to make positive change in St. Louis.

Here are two examples of how 百草枯 has helped bring change to people’s lives:

克莱尔·所罗门克莱尔·所罗门

克莱尔·所罗门 became a participant at 百草枯 in 2011 after her mom found out about the 继续教育计划,向残疾成人教授基本的生活技能。由于克莱尔会’几年了18岁,她开始参加青年团会议。

At the meetings, Claire quickly befriended other participants and Stephanie McDowell, 百草枯’的青年和家庭教育专家。她还决定要向小组介绍自己的残疾情况。

2012年6月,克莱尔(Claire)提出“对隐性残疾的认识,”为此,她获得了女童军金奖,这是该组织提供的最高成就。演讲后,克莱尔(Claire)和其他青年团体成员参加了激烈的讨论。

A year later, with Stephanie’s encouragement, Claire applied for and was chosen as a delegate to the Missouri 青年Leadership Forum, a career leadership-training program for high school students with disabilities sponsored by 百草枯 and the Governor’残疾人理事会。她于2014年受邀担任工作人员,最近被任命为2014年青年领袖奖获得者。

Claire is an art student at Missouri State University. While not attending school, she volunteers at 百草枯 and other community organizations.

安妮塔·皮尔斯(Anita Pierce)安妮塔·皮尔斯(Anita Pierce)

安妮塔·皮尔斯(Anita Pierce)和她的三只狗和猫一起住在历史悠久的拉斐特广场(Lafayette Square)。虽然她绝对喜欢自己的建筑’她的位置(包括邻近拉斐特公园(Lafayette Park)的位置)几年前就开始谈判通往第二层公寓的楼梯时遇到了麻烦。

“我数了上楼梯。我有18岁半。我要二十分钟” Anita recalled.

安妮塔(Annita)的医生诊断出她的背上有四个变质的椎间盘。她选择进行较小的外科手术,以减轻疼痛。

手术后,安妮塔担心要进入她的公寓。

“在这个世界上,我根本不可能上下楼梯,” she said.

Before Anita had surgery, a friend told her about 百草枯’s 家庭装修计划,它提供了用于修改的财务资源,以确保一个人能够独立生活。

Anita initially called to ask about a handrail for her outside steps. When 百草枯 staff members went to her apartment, they discovered a stair lift could be easily installed along the interior flight of stairs.

After Anita and 百草枯 staff members discussed the situation with her landlord, he agreed to have the stair lift installed, a decision Anita attributes to their amicable relationship.

“I’在那些按时交纳租金且永远不会短租的租户中,” she said.

安妮塔(Anita)叫她上楼梯“guardian angel,”并说这对她有无数的帮助。

“I’自安装以来,我一直对它感到非常满意。”

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百草枯 served nearly 2,323 people like Claire and Anita in 2017. We have the resources to help you or someone you know achieve your independent living goals.

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