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Independent Living Services


Independent Living Services is a nonprofit agency whose mission is to assist in making a better life possible for people with intellectual disabilities. Independent Living Services recognizes each person as different and provides an array of services to best meet individual needs while maximizing choice.


Independent Living Services employs over 375 people and supports the needs of over 200 people with developmental and intellectual disabilities in seven counties in the state of Arkansas. Faulkner County Administration, Group Homes, Apartments,Day Services, Waiver & Transportation White County Waiver Pulaski County Waiver Cleburne County Waiver Perry County Waiver Conway County Waiver Pope County Waiver Van Buren Waiver

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Profiles Enrichment Center, established in 1996, is a day program that provides adults with developmental/intellectual disabilities the opportunity to further their learning either in a classroom environment or in a pre-vocational setting.



Jonathan McSpadden


Kim White


Consumers and staff participated in the “Pound for Pound Challenge” sponsored by The Biggest Loser. They pledged to lose 255 pounds by June 2010. For every pound our team loses The Biggest Loser sends a pound of food to our local food bank. As of May 2010, individuals at Profiles have lost over 220 pounds.


Kamp Kahuna was held May 24-28. Camp consisted of Groovy Pet Day, Carnival Day, Park Day, Water & Cookout Day, Talent Show Day and ended with a dance on Friday evening. Please visit for pictures of this event. GENDER Female 68 55% Male 55 45% Total 123 AGE 20-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 70 & above

37 19 33 26 6 2

ETHNICITY Caucasian 104 84% African American 18 15% Asian 1 1%

31% 15% 27% 21% 5% 1%

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PROFILESPRODUCTIONS CONSERVATION EQUIVALENTS 995 Trees 3,150 lb. of air pollutants 22,230 gal. of crude oil


Arkansas State Supreme Court All other misc. paper collected


Conner & Sartain CPA Conway District Court Jack, Nelson, Jones, Giles & Gregory Shelter Insurance - Roe Henderson Kordsmeier Furniture Independent Living Services

409,500 gal. of water 239,850 kW of electricity 193.5 ft3 of landfill space

30.5 tons 20 tons

Conway Chamber of Commerce Farris Agency Lamey Chiropractic Rock-Tenn Conway Senior Adult Center James O. Wyre, III P.A.

OUTSOURCE CONTRACT & PAPER VENDORS Acxiom City of Conway Sanitation Department Leather Brothers, Inc. Rock-Tenn Log Cabin Democrat Taste of Home Food Show


Arkansas State Supreme Court Crystal Hill Elementary Magnet School Nypro-Ashville Conway Chamber of Commerce Independent Living Services

Arkansas Recycling Center: Board of Directors Joey Rivers New Employee of the Year Carla Mosher Surpassed the 100 ton mark for total paper diverted from the landfill.



kaleb Barrett

Kaleb worked as a Client Delivery Analyst for Acxiom Corporation in Conway for twelve years before taking a job at Independent Living Services. After college Mr. Barret worked for Integrity, Inc., a Little Rock-based community services organization providing health care, rehabilitative and child care services.


Prior to her promotion to Case Manager, Ms. Hennessey worked a variety of positions at Florentz Estates while studying Sociology and Psychology at the University of Central Arkansas. She is officemates with Carlila Embry at Profiles Enrichment Center.

David Edwards

Prior to his promotion to Case Manager, David worked as a Direct Support Professional at Profiles Productions and Florentz Estates for nearly two years. David attends New Life Church and has been married for three and a half years.






72 68

GENDER Female 36 53% Male 32 47% AGE 20-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 70 & above

15 13 15 15 7 1

ETHNICITY Caucasian 60 African American 8

88% 12%

22% 19% 22% 22% 10% 1%


Ross, Reynolds, Patterson, Dennison, South Boulevard Conway Apartments, Greenbrier Apartments, Florentz Estates Creative Living

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Consumers who attend the Profiles Day Program, a part of Independent Living Services, recently donated 11 memory boxes to the Conway Regional Perinatal Bereavement program. The boxes were made as part of a special interest class taught by art instructor David Antonio and volunteer Joyce White. Independent Living Services consumers also provided get-well cards for children experiencing outpatient surgery at Conway Regional as well as birthday cards for homebound patients.


The hat knitting class at Profiles Enrichment Center knitted and donated over 200 hats to the Arkansas Children’s Hopsital last year.


Consumers at Profiles Enrichment Center sold Valentine’s Day treats to raise money for the Haiti relief effort. Sara Storts and Andrea Holmes, on behalf of the Consumer Council, presented a $203.00 check to the American Red Cross of Greater Arkansas.


Our consumers were able to collect and donate over 75 pounds of food.


Collected school supplies for children at Guy-Perkins.


Five ladies who attend Profiles Enrichment Center, a day program for adults who have developmental disabilities, recently received their certificates for completing their training to become Arkansas Hospice Volunteers. The ladies will be visiting hospice patients in local nursing homes.

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The Independent Living Services Special Olympics team represented Independent Living Services well at the State Games in Searcy, Arkansas May 20th – 22nd. Event details and awards received are listed below. Gold Medals (19) Silver Medals (17) Bronze Medals (9) Track and Field

Amy - 4 x 100m relay – Silver – 50m dash – Gold – 100m dash – Silver | Michelle - 4 x 100m relay – Silver – 400m dash – Gold – Standing Long Jump – Gold | LaShanda - 4 x 100m relay – Silver – 200m dash – Silver – Running Long Jump – Gold | Brandi - 4 x 100m relay – Silver – 100m walk – Bronze | Victoria - Softball Throw – Silver – 400m walk – Gold | Kim - Softball Throw – Silver – 400m walk – Silver | Dale W – Softball Throw – Gold – 100m walk – Bronze | Andrew -400m dash – Bronze – 100m dash – Gold | Tamara - Shot Put – Gold – 400m walk – Bronze | John L – 400m walk – Silver – 800m walk – Gold | Terry - 400m walk – Gold | James -100m manual wheelchair race – Gold | Charles - Softball Throw – Gold – Standing Long Jump – Silver | Thomas - Standing Long Jump – Silver – 400m walk – Bronze | Daryl - 400m dash – Bronze – Standing Long Jump – Gold | John R – 50m dash – Silver – 100m dash – Silver | Bralon -Running Long Jump – Silver – 50m dash – Gold | Ricky -Softball Throw – Bronze – 100m walk – Silver

Bocce Ball

Debbie B & Richard B - Mixed Doubles – Gold |Debbie B & Brenda B – Female Doubles – Gold

Unified Bocce

Robbie M & Tom B – Bronze | Jenny G & Sandy D – Silver


Wesley E, Charles N, David N, Lewis H, Kyle B, Bart M, Al C, Gene H, George B & Rodney D – Gold


The Acting Creates Therapeutic Success Program, sponsored by the UCA Occupational Therapy Department, provides opportunities in performing arts for many of our consumers. Thanks to the efforts of over 25 Occupational Therapy graduate students and our visual arts program at Profiles Enrichment Center, last year’s performance was a success.


Ten of our consumers participated in this year’s Robert R. Brown Session held at Camp Mitchell on Petit Jean Mountain. These sessions are designed as both a retreat and as a social and recreational outlet.

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Full-time Part-time Total


supervisor adult companion new hire transportation profiles miscellaneous cpr/first aid Total training


Jackie Fliss Clara Anderson Clara Anderson Carla Mosher Connie Bien Marlene Andrey

98 252 350

# Courses # People 1 26 2 56 35 214 9 38 22 240 31 148 37 177* 137 1147


Finalist for the Arkansas Business Nonprofit Executive of the Year Award Nominated for the Arkansas Waiver Association’s DSP of the Year Award Full-time Employee of the Year Award New Full-time Employee of the Year Award New Part-time Employee of the Year Award Part-time Employee of the Year Award


Beyond the Borders CERT - Community Emergency Response Team ANCOR Conference Arkansas Waiver Association Handle With Care EEOC Annual Training Emergency Management for Disability Providers DDPA Annual Conference FMLA Employment Training Sensory Integration & Behavior ATA Annual Training NISCH Training Technology & Curriculum Access OSHA Training CARF Training Geriatrics Symposium Understanding APS Ethics Special Nutrition Aging: Body and Mind Transition Training Autism Training Post Secondary Education for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities *100% of Direct Line Employees are certified in CPR/First Aid

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ILS BOARD OF DIRECTORS Cindy Ludford Kim Roberson Carol Barnhouse Cathy Acre Kathleen Atkins Sen. Gilbert Baker Patsy Brannan Chris Evans Gabe Gentry Karen Heath Douglas Hoffman Rodney Matheney


Patty Montgomery Charles Nabholz Mickey Prince Preston Scroggin Mary Smith Eric Treat Edgar Tyler Alan White Nancy Williams

ADMINISTRATION Jackie Fliss Cindy Edwards Barbara Spradlin Evelyn Fecher-Ward Kathy Weatherl Onlea Dickey Pat Blanscet-Toler Elissa Douglas Bobby M Kelly III

Executive Director Financial Director Program Director Program Director Director of Day Services Director of Nursing Creative Living Human Resources Director Development

GREENBRIER BOARD OF DIRECTORS Cathy Acre Charles Nabholz Shirley Price

Barbara Spradlin Nancy Williams Charles Nabholz

CREATIVE LIVING BOARD OF DIRECTORS Artie Jones Sharon Mohammed Patty Montgomery Shawn Rea Ed Smith

Nina Smith Ed Smith Sharon Mohammed Nina Smith

FLORENTZ ESTATES BOARD OF DIRECTORS Nancy Williams Cindy Ludford Peggy Schneider

Robert Wright Calvin Price Evelyn Fecher-Ward

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With no public transportation in Faulkner County, our consumers depend on our fleet of over 30 vehicles for transportation to employment opportunities, social activities, medical appointments, shopping trips and volunteer opportunities.


Independent Living Services has coordinated transportation activities with the Boys and Girls Club of Faulkner County as well as the Faulkner County Council on Developmental Disabilities.


Section 5317 - Elderly Persons with Disabilities Grant Funds from this grant were used to help purhcase a new 2009 Ford 450 Medium Cutaway Bus, 19 seat with 1 wheelchair. This vehicle provides tranporation to consumers living in the Greenbrier area. Section 5310 - Capital Assistance Program This project will replace an aging seven passenger minivan located at Ross House group home. Once acquired, the van will be used for shopping, medical, personal and recreational purposes.

VEHICLES FTA Vehicles Dodge - SVC Dodge - SVC Chevy - MPV Ford - MBUS Ford - MBUS Ford - MBUS Ford - MBUS Ford - MBUS Ford - MBUS Ford - SV

2002 2002 2004 2005 2005 2006 2007 2008 2008 2009

Patterson House Creative Living Conway Apartments Creative Living Conway Apartments Florentz Estates Conway Apartments Profiles Conway Apartments Conway Apartments

Good Good Good Good Good Good Good Good Good Good

62,083 67,647 64,835 56,380 83,959 33,482 25,324 10,663 14,270 17,443


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CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Independent Living Services is accredited by CARF until May 2011 for the following services: • Community Services: Community Housing • Community Services: Community Integration • Community Services: Supported Living • Employment Services: Organizational Employment Services


Under the provisions of Act 348 of 1985, the Division of Developmental Disabilities Services certified that Independent Living Services has met the requirements for Regular Certification for the following ACS Waiver services: case management, supportive living, adaptive equipment, consultation services, crisis intervention, environmental modifications, respite, specialized medical supplies, supplemental support, supported employment.


The following facilities received “Above Average” ratings: Sheltered Living Services (Patterson House), ILS Apartments and Ross House



Independent Living Services has made the switch from quarterly print newsletters to more efficient email updates. Depending on the availability of content, e-mail updates are scheduled to run anywhere between once per month to once per week. The move to e-mail updates will save Independent Living Services several thousand dollars per year. Information distributed through our e-mails may also be found on our blog at Please visit to add yourself to our e-mail list.


EMPLOYEE GIVING PROGRAM & AUTOMATIC MONTHLY GIVING In an effort to make the giving process easier, the employee giving program and an automatic monthly giving option has been made available. The employee giving program allows our employees to donate through payroll deductions while the automatic monthly giving option enables our donors to donate a pre-determined amount on a monthly basis without writing checks.


Our social networking strategy is as strong as ever. Social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and YouTube have allowed us to reach more people than ever.



The proceeds from the 5th Annual Golf Ball Drop were used to help purchase one handicap accessible vehicle — 2009 Ford 450 Medium Cutaway Bus, 19 seat with 1 wheelchair. The 5th Annual Golf Ball Drop raised over $15,000 last year. Sponsors Farris Agency Philadelphia Insurance Companies Nabholz Construction Gilbert Baker for U.S. Senate Conway Gastroenterology & Endoscopy

Conner & Sartain CPA Hagan-Newkirk Financial

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$6,004,129 3,188 375,028 122,175





$4,885,068 456,333 679,311





92% >1% 6% 2%


81% 8% 11%


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We hold an extraordinary amount of gratitude to those sho have so generously supported the Independent Living Services Foundation over the past year. GOLF BALL DROP SPONSORS Senator Gilbert Baker Farris Agency Conner & Sartain, CPA Philadelphia Insurance Companies Nabholz Construction Hagan-Newkirk Financial Services Conway Gastroenterology & Endoscopy Covington Properties 40.40 CAMPAIGN Jack Bell James and Peggy Schneider Jackie Fliss Stuart and Elissa Douglas Charles Nabholz Barbara Spradlin PLEDGES Rebecca Harris Gabe Gentry EMPLOYEE GIVING Kathy Weatherl Bobby M Kelly III Tatania White Maria Strickland Lacie Vazquez Onlea Dickey Mary Parks Jackie Fliss Evelyn Fecher-Ward Johann Philmon Kristina McGee Lisa Bradley Lawanda Whitaker Alisabeth Lewis Maria Wilbanks Cindy Edwards Yolanda Taylor Sherrel Givens Dawn Loew Courtney Luck Elissa Douglas Sindy Gomes Jennifer Rooney Marilyn Woods Jennifer Hubbard Sharkayla Toombs SPECIAL OLYMPICS Fletcher Lowry Judy Cook ARTS Lois and LeAnn Neal

Representative Linda Tyler Gavin McCallister Ashley Black Debbie Jones Louis Ambers Lynn Campbell Jennifer Siebenmorgen Cathy Acre Carolyn Barnhouse David Wardlaw Steve & Justin Hofherr Ruthie Easterwood Tom Umphress Darlene Bittle Granger Davis Charles Nabholz Jo Ann Hoyt Courtney Spradlin Jamie Spradlin Jake Spradlin Marley Spradlin Barbara Spradlin Sally Brickhead Becky Harris Doug Allen Haddon Brown Beverly Tallent Ed Smith Bob & Sharon Jones Anne Thornton Jacqueline Kordsmeier Bill Simmons Brett Carroll Nate Pulley Joyce Swinea Gelene Bates Audie & Elizabeth Lynch Jerry & Mona Dallas Nancy WIlliams Calvin Price Dennie Coats Duane Fecher Pamela Jones Skeet & Mary Jane Morse Megan Woods Tabatha Gunnels Lana Couch Royanne Foreman Kathleen Guion Jim Weatherl Amber Fulmer Holly Godwin Jim Toler Michael Jones Billy Hoyt Tim Nabholz Joanna Nabholz

Jeremy Ledbetter Gloria Rutherford Lee Owens Steven Thacker Pat Howard Pam Jones Mary Parks Marieda Priest John Gordon Nancy Wright Laura Ealy Sunny Foshee Stanley Foshee Joyce Chang John Gordon Sonny & Judy Miller Marcia Montgomery Patricia Atha Buster Lackey Jennifer Hiegel Lori Freno Christina Brown Maria Hoskins Jennifer Prince Dixie Bryson Donny & Kristie Stacks Regions Bank Robert & Amy Irby Glenna Fecher Lonnie Williams Brad Hegeman Bill Hannah Bill Holmes Donny Shelton Stuart Schichtl Keller Schichtl Mark Seiter Rodney Todd Jeneal Wiedower Travis Mulhearn Ashley Bennett Daniel Derden Alan White Janet Gray Chase Williams Janet Gray Angela Allen Leslie Davenport Christina Horn Conway Noon Optimists James Lemley Peter Hoyle Joey Clark Michael Hammons Jeff Turnage Brannon Cloer Lesley Bingham

Robin Cunningham Joannie Shearer Randy Turner Carole Cromer Chester Martin David Smith Lee Bates Kathleen Atkins David & Cindy Edwards Rebecca Hall Kevin Hill William Bunting Warren Pearson Jeanne Wilson Deanna Johnson Danny Powell Freed Duncan Odell Embry Jr. William Ligon Randy Verser James Fecher David Wardlaw Jim & Gladys Harris Carter Fliss Jax Fliss Lana Couch Chuck Harris Jimmy Harris Larry Fliss Breana Couch Jennifer Couch Britany Harris Ashley Harris Kenny Harris Mark Wilcken Jack Bell Tina Bell Terri Bartley Jeremy Bartley Margaret Davis Trey Farris Cathy White Bruce & Linda Will Les & Pat Mood Travis Mood Yolanda Taylor Mark Hill Nancy Spurr Les Davis David Nabholz Becky Moses Tracy Chambers Cindy Hambuchen Mickey Prince Deb Harris Randy Durdin Andrea Parks

Rebecca Jackson Andrew Evans Herb Evans Herb Evans III Reggie Davenport Sharon Mohammed Jimmy Jackson Belinda Lockett Margie Benetz Lori Jackson Pauline Northington Kim Simmons Carole Smith Janie Watkins Romona Koonce Jim & Clara Anderson Lonna Simmons Gail Braley Patty Montgomery Bill Pryor Susan Schee Dina Ifrah Wendy Smith Joan Mareland Don Bussey Zack Dayer Michael Gibbs Daniel Allen Bonner Smith Sarah Shewmaker Debbie Renfrow Mandy Rendwine Wes Dyson Damon Neiser Roy Erickson George Bratton Brenda Smith Don Henderson Thomas Anderson Glenn Rega Fran Mauldin Courtnie Pledger Pat Robinson Cindi Wiedwoer Lindsey Ludford Mary Ann Patthoff Josh Ludford Joel Ludford Bill Tisdale Bobby Walton Ashley Embry Marie Pinter Justin & Cathy Acre


Independent Living Services employs over 375 people and supports the needs of over 200 people with developmental and intellectual disabilities in seven counties in the state of Arkansas.


PO Box 1070 | Conway, Arkansas 72033

PHYSICAL ADDRESS Administration Office

1615 Independence Street | Conway, Arkansas 72034

HR & Development

1105 Deer Street | Conway, Arkansas 72034


1105 Deer Street | Conway, Arkansas 72034

Profiles Productions

1105 Jims Lane | Conway, Arkansas 72034

PHONE Administration Office HR & Development Profiles Profiles Productions

501.327.5234 501.329.8249 501.327.5883 501.328.5019

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The Independent Living Services Foundation is dependent on the involvement and generosity of people like you. Every donation, no matter the size, can make an impact on the lives of people with developmental disabilities in central Arkansas.


With no public transportation available in central Arkansas, our consumers rely on our fleet of over 30 vehicles for transporation to medical appointments, employment and volunteer opportunities, shopping trips and to other necessary destinations. The Independent Living Services Foundation is used primarily to fund our transportation program so that our consumers may live a productive and independent life in central Arkansas.


The Independent Living Services Foundation is also used to expand existing programs and to create new programs.


A member of our development team would be happy to answer any questions you may have and discuss how you can become more involved. To learn more, please contact Bobby M Kelly III at 501.329.8249 x 102.

HOW YOU CAN HELP No matter how small, your gift of time or money can make a difference in our mission to enable people with developmental and intellectual disabilities live as independently as possible in the community. For more information, please visit

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2010 Annual Report - Independent Living Services  

From what started as a small group home for eight men in 1970, Independent Living Services has grown to be one of the largest nonprofit orga...

2010 Annual Report - Independent Living Services  

From what started as a small group home for eight men in 1970, Independent Living Services has grown to be one of the largest nonprofit orga...

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