LEXINGTON, Ky (10/22/13)—Jeanene Mader adopted a young woman with disabilities in 1996 and that is when her journey to find a high quality support program began. After years of searching and not finding one that was up to par or what she wanted, Mader decided to follow God’s plan for her and open the doors of Lord’s Legacy Life Ministries.
“We are a state based nonprofit organization, who provides services for people with intellectual disabilities,” Therapeutic Program Director Mallory Wolse said, “Our big push is for everyone to be involved in community activities.”
Lord’s Legacy provides speech, occupational and physical therapy to their clients as well as services such as day training, supported employment, community supports, residential supports and respite care.
“We are opening our fifth residential home in Jessamine County at the end of the month,” Wolse said, “Our two main goals are to be person centered and goal oriented.”
LLM measures results by progress and success of their clients. They aim to help their clients overcome and solve problems, improve circumstances, develop potential and become more self sufficient.
“One of their goals may be learning how to do laundry, how to cook or computer skills that can be easily worked on at home,” Wolse said, “It’s the small victories and to see the growth in someone…that is probably the most rewarding thing.”
Encouraging their clients to go out into the community on the weekends to be involved and to take part in every program they have to offer helps their clients grow every day, she said.
Located at 251 East Brannon Road, LLM is dedicated in helping those with intellectual disabilities. For more information on the program, call (859) 245-2233 or visit their website www.lordslegacyministies.org.
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