Employee Spotlight May 2018

Congrats to May’s Employee Spotlight recipient, Stacey Greene. Stacey recognizes the importance of family connections and has taken steps to help one person feel connected to family by looking at pictures, talking about family members, even searching for online information about a brother that he hasn’t seen recently. Her efforts are working – the person reports feeling happier!

Free E-Waste Collection Event 2018

We’re excited to partner with the City of Minot to bring a free E-waste collection event to Minot residents. Bring your electronics to the Public Works at 1025 31st St SE on May 11th & 12th and the city will take care of recycling fees!

Employee Spotlight April 2018

Congrats to April’s Spotlight recipients, Lynette Schmike, Wendal Ebach, and the Active Support team: Diane Boutilier, Holly Peterson, Melody Baker, and Krista Opstedal. Lynette is being recognized for successfully increasing the frequency and variety of participation in community activities. Over the last few months, tenants from 1105 have attended an assortment of events, public shows, and participated in art classes at Margie’s Art Studio. The events span a wide range of interests, including sports, music, drama, and healthy living, giving people multiple options for spending their free time. The Active Supports team conducts training, follows up with programs that are...
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Earth Day 2018

Come celebrate Earth Day with us at the Kalix Recycling Center! During the week of Earth Day, April 16th through 21st, you will earn double tokens for recyclables (excluding aluminum) that can be used like cash at Marketplace Foods. No coupon necessary! Save your aluminum for Friday, April 20th, when you will receive a premium token price! And if you are one of the first 100 people, you’ll receive a free giveaway, all thanks to our sponsors!

Employee Spotlight February 2018

Brittany Kummer (Day Hab SS) develops relationships with people in order to build trust.  For example, when a new person mentioned living near the ocean, she pulled together information about the ocean to discuss and view together. Amy Backer (Pre Voc PS) has worked hard to build teamwork within the PV staff and participants, resulting in increased staff performance and improved attendance from people enrolled in the program. Heather Tetrault (PS, MSLA Belcourt) & Janna Azure (PD, MSLA Belcourt) were nominated as a result of their on-going assistance with a person’s transition to another program.  Their ideas and insight are...
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Employee Spotlight January 2018

Congrats to January’s Employee Spotlight, Holly Peterson. Holly was nominated for her support for the ICF programs – her ideas for AT devices, persistence, and modeling for staff has helped people achieve progress with independence and behavior management.

Employee Spotlight December 2017

Coleen Billing takes initiative to creatively get people involved in fun and interesting activities! She has come up with several Active Support protocols to increase independence. She also finds ways to start conversations between people enrolled in services and the public. One example: Coleen set up a scavenger hunt at Town & Country Mall that involved the hunters (people from Day Hab) getting pictures with employees at the mall.

Employee Spotlight November 2017

Naomi Kelly takes an active role in increasing community integration by finding activities that will interest people and then making it happen. When people are reluctant to try new things, Naomi offers multiple opportunities until they are ready to try again. The result is smiles and increased quality of life!

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