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Willows Way Welcomes New Members Ryan Strecker and Mayur Thulasidas to its Board of Directors

(St. Charles, MO, May 22, 2018) Willows Way, an organization based in St. Charles, MO that provides support to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), recently added two new members to its Board of Directors - Ryan Strecker of St. Peters, MO and Mayur Thulasidas of Creve Coeur, MO.

Ryan Strecker
Account Executive at GuidePoint Security

Mayur Thulasidas
VP Business Banking Officer with U.S. Bank

 

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Willows Way Striving to Increase Awareness for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Available Community Programs

According to the National Organization on Disability/Louis Harris & Associates Survey of Americans with Disabilities, there are an estimated 2.5 million people in the United States with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and an estimated 20.3 million families in the United States with at least one member with a disability.

Unless people are personally affected in some way by a developmental disability, many don't realize just how many Americans and their families are impacted, and many more are not aware of the resources available in their own communities, according to Joy Steele, Executive Director of Willows Way, a non-profit organization based in St. Charles, MO that provides residential and community support to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). 

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Willows Way 4th Annual Art Of Wine, as featured in StreetScape Magazine

Thank you StreetScape Magazine for the awesome photo spread on the Art of Wine in the 2017 Holiday Issue!

As Featured In StreetScape Magazine

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St. Charles County Non-Profit Willows Way Offering Yoga Class in February

Yoga, an ancient Indian practice that involves moving the body and training the mind to achieve balance and well-being, has many well-known benefits for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), including increased flexibility, decreased stress and anxiety, and improved mental health. 

On Saturday, Feb. 10, non-profit Willows Way will offer a special class through its Project HEART program called "All About Yoga" at its facility at 800 Friedens Road in St. Charles, MO. The FREE class is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon.

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Willows Way Collecting Gifts and Donations for Clients in Need Through Angel Tree Fund

Organization promotes independence in adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities  

St. Charles-based non-profit Willows Way is accepting monetary donations and gifts to brighten the holiday season for its clients through its Angel Tree program. Willows Way offers social-service programs to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Willows Way, as featured on Y98 St. Louis Voices

By Jill Devine

This edition of St. Louis Voices featured Willows Way. Joy, Emily, and Michelle were my guests.

Read more: St. Louis Voices – Willows Way

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Willows Way to Host Art of Wine Fundraiser Oct. 5 Showcasing the Artistic Talents of Area Adults with Developmental Disabilities

The artists receive 100% of the proceeds from their art sales

There is no question that art can evoke a variety of feelings and emotions, both in the artist and in its audience. But for an adult with a developmental disability, learning to make a brush stroke, mix paints, focus a camera and see the world through the eye of an artist can have a profound impact.

On Thursday, Oct. 5, St. Charles-based non-profit Willows Way will showcase artwork from adults with physical and developmental challenges participating in its innovative Mentor Arts Program and St. Charles Photography Club at its fourth annual "Art of Wine" fundraising event at EdgeWild Restaurant & Winery in Chesterfield, MO. Tickets to the event cost $40 each and are available for purchase online at willowsway.org.

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Brian Brooks Appointed to Willows Way Board of Directors

Willows Way, an organization based in St. Charles, MO that supports adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, has appointed Brian Brooks, 41, of Town and Country, MO to its Board of Directors.

Brooks, who has an 18-year-old son with autism, says he plans to use his experiences raising a child with a severe developmental disability to help others within the Willows Way organization.

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Willows Way Clients Photograph Anheuser-Busch Brewery for Art of Wine Event

Members of the Saint Charles Photography Meetup group, organized by Willows Way Associate Director of Independent Living Melodee Benton, took a tour of the Anheuser-Busch Brewery on Tuesday where its members, which included Willows Way clients, took photos of the sights around the brewery. Mentored by professional photographer and volunteer Kathy Curry, Willows Way clients were encouraged to take photos to be exhibited and sold at Willows Way's annual Art of Wine event scheduled for September.

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We are moving right along...

We are making much progress on the extensive renovations to our facility. Last month, we moved our business offices and some program offices upstairs to our newly renovated space, now connected to the lower level via a new elevator and staircase.

With the offices moved upstairs, construction is now underway to renovate the lower level to accommodate our extremely popular, and expanding, day services program. The renovations will enable 25 -30 additional individuals to participate in the program, which we have renamed RISE - Reaching Independence Through Social Engagement. Current services provided on the lower level will not be interrupted by the construction, and will continue as scheduled.

Read more: Willows Way Construction Update

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