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

A Journey to Independence - Aaron's Story

Posted by Brent Dillinger on Oct 5, 2015 1:11:52 PM

In his free time, Aaron loves to watch football and basketball. He’s a Chicago fan at heart, rooting for the Bears and Bulls during their respective seasons of play. When he’s not watching sports, he’s working; and after work, Aaron likes to relax because sometimes work just makes him tired.

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Topics: residential living, independence

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

New Residential Living Options at Crossroads of Western Iowa

Posted by Brent Dillinger on Aug 31, 2015 9:32:24 AM

Residential living is just one of the three core services we offer to adults with disabilities. It provides an opportunity for that individual to live independently, supported by trained, knowledgeable and compassionate staff. 

We currently have 32 active homes in western Iowa. To meet the needs of additional consumers in our area, we have several new homes opening this year.

  • New housing units opened in Sioux City and Missouri Valley in August 
  • New openings in Council Bluffs, Missouri Valley and Sioux City will occur this fall
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Topics: residential living

Making the Step to Independent Living as an Adult with Disabilities

Posted by Brent Dillinger on Aug 18, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Making the step into independent living is a unique journey for every person. Think back to your first adventure outside of the home you grew up in. Feelings likely ranged from excited anticipation to nervous consternation. Would you remember to do chores in a timely manner? Would you be able to do minor repairs around the home? The same feelings and process are similar for adults with disabilities who transition to independent living. The difference is the support they need to receive in order to succeed and thrive with this new independence.

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Topics: residential living