History of the Company

Over the years, both agencies have undergone many changes which reflect the continuing growth of the Board of Directors, staff, and the people being supported. A summary of events having an impact on the way the people are supported include:

9-84        Three group homes located on Edwards, Saunders, and Torrance streets were opened by AGH.

2-85       The day program was opened by Nodaway County Services (NCS).

11-89     The group home on Saunders was Medicaid waivered.

5-90       The group home on Torrance was Medicaid waivered.

7-91       The group home on Edwards was Medicaid waivered.

9-91       NCS began offering supports to individuals living on their own through home management.

5-92       NCS began offering supports to individuals through community integration (CI).

2-93       AGH/NCS became involved with Model Program, with funding of $12,479.94.

4-93       AGH/NCS received training on person centered planning.

6-93       A personal futures plan for an individual supported by both agencies brought systems change in which this person received 4 hours per day CI with individual attention through the day program.

94-97     Staff received training in "Social Role Valorization", "What is a Home", "PASSING", "Essential  Lifestyle Planning", "Community Membership", and "Feel It".

11-94     Both ARC and the Board gave approval for the five women living at Torrance to no longer attend   the day program, but instead receive supports through their home.

1-95      The women living at Torrance stopped attending the day program.

3-95       Board approval was given for each group home to "downsize" by one person by attrition, in order for everyone living in the home to have their own bedroom.

3-95      An individual moved out of Edwards, allowing the remaining 6 individuals to have their own room.

5-95      Certification team completed survey for AGH/NCS.

9-95      Through NCS, two individuals began being supported in their own home using individualized   supported living (ISL) funding.

12-95    An individual moved out of Torrance, allowing the remaining 4 women to have their own bedroom.

1-96      An individual left Saunders, allowing the remaining 6 individuals to have their own bedroom.

3-96     Through NCS, two individuals began being supported in their own home using ISL funding.

9-96        The day program closed. Saunders residents began receiving daytime supports through their home, while those living in nursing homes continued to receive supports through NCS from their homes.

2-97     Agency staff founded Direct Support Professionals of Missouri (DSPM).

11-97    Through NCS, one individual began being supported in his own home using ISL funding. This person moved out of the area in July of 1998.

12-97        Through NCS, one individual began being supported in his own home using ISL funding. This placement ended in March of 1999.

10-98     The agency moved into a new office building.

12-98     Through NCS, six individuals began being supported in their new waivered home on Prairie Street.

5-99        Through NCS, one individual began being supported in his own home using ISL funding.

10-03     Through NCS, two individuals began being supported in their new waivered home on Mulberry.

8-04        Through NCS, three individuals began being supported in their new waivered home on W. South Avenue.

5-05        Through NCS, ISL #1 was converted and four individuals began being supported in their new waivered home on Fox Road.

10-07         Through NCS, four individuals began being supported in their new waivered home on Julie Street.

10-07         Through NCS, ISL #2 was converted into Countryside Group Home, which supports two individuals.

05-12     Service Coordination was created as separate division of NCS and Targeted Case Management was taken over for Nodaway County from the State of Missouri through contractual collaboration with Nodaway County Senate Bill 40