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!

Giving Tuesday 2017

After Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes GIVING TUESDAY – a national day set aside to take a break from the craziness of shopping and give back to our communities. Your gift gives normal opportunities to people with disabilities – opportunities to work on skills, visit family, and participate in life!  Studies show that spending time with people and participating in community events has a positive impact on learning, socialization, and behavior. Your donation offers Crystal* opportunities to connect with people on a daily basis. Rick* realized his dream of visiting with his brother in Fargo.  John* and Grace* ride...
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Recycle Your Outdated Electronics

Why recycle electronics? Keep it out of the landfill keep hazardous materials out of the landfill – lead, mercury, and other substances in electronics may harm the environment if not managed properly landfill space is expensive – all recycling helps reduce need for additional landfill space Recover and re-use raw materials in the electronics conserves natural resources – electronic components contain gold, silver, palladium, copper, platinum, aluminum conserves energy used in mining natural resources – mining and manufacturing virgin materials takes more energy that recovering materials reduces pollution – mining, transporting ore, and manufacturing virgin materials generates air and water...
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Farm Credit Services of North Dakota awards $25,000 to Kalix

Farm Credit Services of North Dakota is proud to announce that it has awarded $25,000 to Kalix as a recipient of the Rural Community Grant Fund (RCGF). The grant funds will help them purchase a vehicle to support people with disabilities. Blaine DesLauriers, Board Chair, and Borgi Beeler, President/CEO, from Kalix, are pleased to accept the check from Claude Sem, CEO of Farm Credit Services, and utilize the grant funds towards helping them purchase the vehicle. Borgi Beeler noted “Kalix believes that transportation is key to many aspects of our programs – working, receiving appropriate medical care, learning social skills...
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