Arcare executive director recognized as Honorary EMFV

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Earlier this summer, the K-State Research and Extension Master Food Volunteer (EMFV) Program presented Barb Helm, Arcare’s executive director, with the first-ever Honorary EMFV certificate for her support and contributions to its Four-Course Living program. The honor was announced during the Johnson County EMFV annual volunteer appreciation luncheon, which was held at the Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center.

EMFVs are a designation of volunteers through the extension passionate about healthy living, food and giving back to the community. Back in ...

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Grant funding will help hundreds of Johnson County individuals with disabilities secure competitive employment

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After being awarded a combined more than $2 million in grant funding, Johnson County Developmental Supports and Johnson County Mental Health will be able to help secure competitive employment for a goal of 320 individuals served by either agency over the next five years. Both agencies have received an End-Dependence Grant from the Kansas Rehabilitation Services division of the Kansas Department for Children and Family Services.

Both JCDS and JCMH will use these grants to improve competitive employment outcomes for Johnson ...

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Providing food prep skills for individuals with disabilities

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For adults with special needs, living independently is a challenge. On yesterday’s edition of Up To Date on KCUR, Steve Kraske interviewed Sarah Mai, executive director of The Mission Project, a local organization dedicated to helping adults with developmental disabilities live on their own. Also joining the conversation was Beverly Palomba, the author of a cookbook specially designed for their needs.

Sarah shared information about the benefits and opportunities The Mission Project provides its residents. She also spoke about how the ...

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Welcome to the new Arcare website!

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Although Arcare has been around for more than 30 years, we’re working diligently to try and expand our reach to a growing number of families with a need for our services. As part of our effort to continue building the Arcare brand, we’re excited to launch our new website!

Take a few moments to browse through the site to find out more about our organization, its services and the ways we can help families planning for the future of a loved ...

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