Serves: 4 Residents
The 29th Street program currently provides housing for 4 men and has one vacant room. Each resident has their own room to decorate and furnish how they choose. 24 hour staffing is provided and the staff have their own office space. Staff are sensitive to each individual’s needs and tailor the support provided to promote quality of life while ensuring health and safety needs are met.
A note from the Program Coordinator:
29th Street is a 24 hour residential program that has four amazing individuals that reside there. It is a challenging environment for staff because a big part of their job is having the ability to pick up on very subtle cues and understand non-verbal communication. 29th Street is a program where you will sing and dance with others regardless of how good you are at it or if you know the words or not! This program continues to enrich the lives of the residents even with the struggle of being chronically understaffed. In the last year, we have heard from physicians, urologists and the neurologist that they couldn’t believe how good each person we support is doing. They look better than ever before and have exceeded their life expectancies by a decade or more for a few of the guys. It is a result of the quality of care that is given by the amazing staff. That is truly something that we all are very proud of. 29th Street serves fantastic residents and has stupendous staff!
A note from the Staff:
For fun with the residents we do a variety of things, some of our favorites are:
*Going for car rides *Taking the residents on outings
*Going to the movies *Going to the fair
*Going to a restaurant *Being goofy and making people laugh
*Listening to music *Playing games
*Watching TV *Dancing
*Going for walks *Visiting with the residents
*Getting treats like ice cream *Hanging out as a group
*Going to the fair *Going to the coast
Our co-workers are amazing because they:
*Clean as they go *are there for eachother
*Communicate well *Have a positive attitude
*Help to fill open shifts *Help one another learn
My Favorite part about working at 29th Street is:
*There is a good friendly dynamic.
*Helping each other.
*There is a sense of community.
*Working with fun personalities.
*Going on fun outings.
*The special attention given to each resident.
*Working with wonderful residents.
*Our co-workers are wonderful people.
*We have a great Program Coordinator.
*Working with unique personalities.
*Playing video games with residents.
A note from the Residents:
Some perks about living at 29th Street are:
*We have great staff.
*I like that I have a backyard.
*I have good house-mates.
*I get to play video-games.
*I love laying on the couch.
*Eating tasty meals.
*I like visiting with staff and my housemates.
*It's great to be able to walk around the house where and when I want.
Employee of the Year!
Congratulations to Sabrina Yundt for receiving Benco's 2015 Employee of the year. Sabrina has proven her dedication to this organization. She is dependable, reliable and flexible with her time. The thought and care that she puts into her job and the documentation that she completes makes it obvious that she takes great pride in her job. Sabrina's positive and fun attitude has been a great contribution to the program that she works in. the rapport she has built with each person she provides support to as well as her co-workers, supervisors, family and outside agencies make her stand out! Thank you for being such a fantastic employee and for your commitment to Benco.