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Advocating for Andrew

Advocating for Andrew

In May of 2014, Richard and Diane were given the most unexpected news from their son, Andrew’s case manager. Andrew, with multiple diagnoses on the autism spectrum, had been selected by the state of Missouri to receive funding for full time residential care. Their...
Westward Ho!

Westward Ho!

From a September 1975 Emmaus Messenger “Good things seem to come in pairs” the saying goes. It seems so for the eight men who moved to the new Quarterway House on July 17. They just seem to be getting settled nicely when all of them abandoned the house!...
Jessica’s Wish

Jessica’s Wish

“There’s no such things as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple… with no logical end.” – Scott Adams In December 2017 and at age 24, Jessica received devastating news that her cancer had returned and that she had only months to live. Upon receiving the...
Paul’s WOW Moment

Paul’s WOW Moment

Last Sunday was part of a special day for Paul and his housemates as they formally joined the membership of St. Paul’s UCC in Marthasville. I was fortunate to be with them and share in their experience. At the beginning of the service, the men were presented as...
Giving the Gift of Independence

Giving the Gift of Independence

Pat lives in Wentzville with three housemates. He loves old-school media such as 8-tracks and VHS videos. Pat works at Temco, but plans to retire on June 1st. His real ambition is to work at his favorite store, Walmart, as a door greeter. Pat uses a power wheelchair...