Encouraging
Inclusion
Promoting
Individuality
Celebrating
Independence
Lori VanAuken

Where we walk alongside individuals with all abilities who strive for independence and success. We celebrate (embrace) the uniqueness of individuals and offer services that are customized and personal.  From supervised residential housing to care management services, the individual is at the heart of all we offer to support individuality, community inclusion and independence. MORE>

Lori VanAuken
Executive Director

Thank you for making our 6th Annual Breakfast With Friends a success! We couldn't have done it without your support!

Featured Service Areas

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Developmental Disabilities

Delivering residential, vocational, and community services that foster the inclusion and independence of people living with developmental disabilities.

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Traumatic Brain Injuries

Supporting people with TBI and their families as they adapt to living safely and independently.

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Chronic Illnesses

Coordinating and managing care for people with mental illness, substance abuse, asthma, COPD, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and obesity.

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HIV / AIDS

Helping people with HIV and their families adhere to their medical treatments, access housing and emergency services, pursue vocational and employment services, provide support for their families, and instill hope in times of despair.

Thank You... 6th Annual Breakfast With Friends a Success!

This year’s Breakfast With Friends featured three events will help promote community awareness for this critical health concern and to financially support the great work of Catholic Charities Community Services.

Every day, 138 people in the United States die from injuries that can include a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Those who survive a TBI or severe concussion can face disabling effects that can last from just a few days to an entire lifetime.


Dr. Bennet Omalu, portrayed by Will Smith in the movie Concussion

Dr. Omalu’s in-depth knowledge of CTE, TBI, and concussions, and his continued dedication to research and publicity, will helped event attendees better understand these critical medical concerns.

BWF 17 Bennet and Awardees
Left to Right: Dennis Fries, Community Champion Awardee; Lori VanAuken, Executive Director; Dr. Bennet Omalu, Keynote Speaker; Nancy O'Mara, Heart and Soul Awardee; Dr. Mary Dombovy, Community Champion Awardee

BWF 17 Bennet and Client

See you in 2018!

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Thank You... 6th Annual Breakfast With Friends a Success!

Training Opportunities for Professionals (TOP)

Training Opportunities for Professionals, brings together professional staff with precise skills in providing high-quality education, advocacy, and staff development to not-for-profit service organizations. TOP combines evidence-based approaches and professional experience to develop trainings that are practical, affordable, and adaptable.

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