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Easterseals Midwest Expansion Brings New Disability Services and Jobs to St. Joseph, Missouri

Media Contact:     Laura Checkett, Vice President of Marketing and Communications
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Easterseals Midwest Expansion Brings New Disability Services and Jobs to St. Joseph, Missouri

ST. LOUIS – December 19, 2016 – Easterseals Midwest, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making profound, positive differences in the lives of people with disabilities, is expanding its services to St. Joseph, Missouri. In recognition of the new Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services regulation regarding changes to home and community-based services, Easterseals and Progressive Community Services will join forces to offer St. Joseph residents a comprehensive array of disability services. On January 1, 2017, Progressive Community Services will transition their Community Living services to Easterseals Midwest.

“Easterseals Midwest is proud to bring our services to the St. Joseph community in partnership with Progressive Community Services. Our mutual goal is to serve and empower people with disabilities, and together we are increasing our capacity to bring high quality services to the St. Joseph, Missouri community while maximizing our states limited funding,” said Wendy Sullivan, chief executive officer of Easterseals Midwest.

Easterseals is also seeking to fill nearly 30 new positions in St. Joseph. “Our Community Living staff supports people with disabilities in daily activities, such as meal preparation, exercise, personal care, and community engagement,” said Laurel Taylor, Vice President of Human Resources at Easterseals Midwest. “We welcome applicants from all backgrounds to consider becoming part of our organization – these are rewarding careers that have a huge impact on the lives of individuals living with disabilities.” Those interested in applying can visit www.joineasterseals.com to learn more.

About Easterseals Midwest  |  Easterseals Midwest is a nonprofit organization that is changing the way the world defines and views disability by making profound, positive differences in people’s lives every day.  The agency employs more than 1,600 staff members and delivers services to more than 4,500 individuals statewide through four divisions, including Autism Services, Community Living Services, Early Childhood Services and Employment Services.

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please call 1-800-200-2119 or email info@esmw.org.

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