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Willows Way Hosting Art of Wine Client Art Exhibit on Nov. 14

Event showcases artistic talents of area adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities

(St. Charles, MO, Oct. 29, 2019) St. Charles-based Willows Way, a non-profit organization providing support to area adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), will celebrate its annual Art of Wine event 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14 at Willows Way, 800 Friedens Road. The FREE event is open to the public.

During the event, Art of Wine attendees will be treated to wine and appetizers and have an opportunity to view and purchase original photographs and paintings created by clients in Willows Way's Mentor Arts program. The artists receive 100% of the proceeds from the sale of their art. This year, eight photographers and five painters will be exhibiting their work.

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We Need Advocates

To clients, families, guardians and friends of Willows Way,

We are sending this information to all of you in the hopes that we may be able to find folks who would be interested in learning more about advocacy for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. And here’s why...

If you’re involved with Willows Way or any other support provider, this likely comes as no surprise. Providers are experiencing a staffing shortage like we have never seen before. It isn’t just at Willows Way or only in Missouri. It’s national and there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight. Agencies have been working alongside industry legislative advocates in an attempt to secure increased state funding that would allow us the pay Direct Care Professionals (DSPs) higher wages.

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Willows Way Welcomes Three New Members to its Board of Directors 

(St. Charles, MO, July 31, 2019) St. Charles-based Willows Way, a non-profit organization providing support to area adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), recently added three new members to its volunteer Board of Directors. The new members include Abby Hare of St. Charles, MO; Jessica Maykopet of Waterloo, IL; and Julaine Murphy of Dardenne Prairie, MO.

Abby Hare, a Quality Systems Engineer for Synergetics (Bausch + Lomb), says she had been looking into volunteer opportunities and searching various websites when she came across the Willows Way Board of Directors position and liked what she read about the organization and its mission.

Hare has a younger sister who was born 10 weeks premature and is greatly impacted developmentally and somewhat physically.

“I was five years old when she was born, so I grew up with her restrictions and disabilities being my normal life,” said Hare. “She will never be independent, and I know how much of a burden this can be on caretakers. She currently lives with my parents, but I will be her provider should anything happen to my parents. Organizations such as Willows Way are great resources.”

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