Crossroads of Western Iowa Blog

Join Tom Hanafan in supporting Crossroads of Western Iowa

Posted by Ric Miller on Dec 21, 2015 12:49:14 PM

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Topics: Crossroad's mission, adult day program, residential living, community support, employment

Admissions Information Case Managers Need to Know

Posted by Brent Dillinger on Sep 21, 2015 9:07:25 AM

As a case manager, we know your goal is to quickly and efficiently find the right care services for each individual you serve. We want to help facilitate your goal by being a resource you can contact to discuss general inquiries, unique situations and specific questions about our services. Below we provide a few quick reference items regarding admissions at Crossroads of Western Iowa. For more information, call our Missouri Valley office at 712-642-4114 and we’ll connect you with the right person.

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Topics: adult day program, residential living, admissions criteria

Funding Questions to Ask a Case Manager

Posted by Kelly Smith on Jul 20, 2015 2:00:00 PM

We know that in order for a parent or guardian to find the right services for their loved one, questions about funding have to be answered early in the process. The answers to funding questions vary based on a wide variety of circumstances. The person who will give you the most thorough, accurate answer based on your family’s circumstance is a case manager.

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Topics: adult day program, LINKS program

Impacting Our Local Communities with Volunteerism

Posted by Kelly Smith on Jul 7, 2015 8:49:00 AM

At Crossroads of Western Iowa, every day we empower individuals with intellectual and mental disabilities to work toward their goals and dreams. We spend time helping these individuals work on life skills, manage independent living and find employment opportunities. What people may not realize is the impact these individuals have on their local communities.

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Topics: adult day program, volunteering

Community Integration & Life Skill Building through Art, Volunteering & Other Day Program Activities

Posted by Kelly Smith on Jun 11, 2015 10:07:00 AM

Imagine chatting with your friends about what you did over the weekend or listening to music on a road trip. Sometimes it’s the small pleasures in life that bring a big smile to our faces. It’s easy to take for granted the opportunity to socialize with others. That’s why community integration is a key focus at Crossroads of Western Iowa.

As a parent or guardian, it can be challenging to find the right integration opportunities for your loved one. You may be thinking:

  • Will my loved one be safe in this environment?
  • Will my loved one have the opportunity to work on life skills development?
  • Will my loved one have fun?
  • Will my loved one get the attention needed to benefit from this program?
  • Why is this better than me taking my loved one to a painting class or the zoo or bowling?
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Topics: adult day program, LINKS program, community involvement