Our Mission

My Life Foundation, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit agency committed to providing innovative services for people with disabilities.

 

Our Mission:

  • We develop programs that empower individuals focusing on all aspects of what makes us human.

  • We believe that all the people we serve have a valid and valued perspective of life.

  • We support their rights to be part of society, to make responsible choices, exert greater control over their lives, establish and maintain meaningful relationships, enhance and exercise their gifts and talents, and develop a sense of belonging.

  • We are committed to family involvement, building community support and understanding the perspective of the individuals we serve.

Our Board of Directors

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David Bunker, President/Founder

Fr. Tom Batsis

Rob Horby
 

Jan B. Hower

Mike Krenik

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Kristin A. Skinner, M.D.

Our Values

People First

My Life Foundation believes that people with disabilities have a right to be part of their communities, and we, as a society, are enriched by having people with disabilities live, work, and contribute to the community.

 

Integrity 

My Life Foundation’s staff are trained and supervised with the approach to honesty, respect, and care for the individuals we serve. In addition, we believe that each individual has the right to be included in the community, to make responsible choices; exert greater control over their life; establish and maintain meaningful relationships; develop, enhance, and exercise their competencies and talents; develop a sense of belonging, and experience personal security and respect.

 

Families 

We are committed to involving loved ones. Families are welcome to be involved within all aspects of the agency—as allowed under the provision of client confidentiality. Close family members know their loved one best, and sometimes have a unique view and insight into their family member’s life. These qualities are often vital when providing services that encompass the whole person.

 

The Whole Person 

My Life Foundation’s strength is its approach to services for the whole person. We believe it is important to focus on all aspects of the human spirit. Understanding a person’s physical, social, emotional, sexual, and spiritual needs are the basis for a whole, happy, and productive life.

Circle of Supports  

We believe that there is a greater quality of life when those we serve have a greater network of people in their lives. Therefore, My Life Foundation is committed to building relationships through formal and informal processes.

 

Services:  The services provided are based on a person centered approach. Services are tailored to the individual’s wants dreams, desires and needs. Therefore, what is best for the individual is best for My Life Foundation. 

Empowerment 

My Life Foundation is committed to teaching leadership skills necessary for the people we serve to be their own advocates, assisting them to express their dreams, wants, and desires in their own words. Helping people understand that they have choices and the possible outcomes of the choices they make.

 

Respect 

My Life Foundation shall respect all individual values and beliefs. We believe that the people we provide services to have a great value to our community and can teach us about ourselves, our spiritual life and give us greater insight into a bigger picture of life. We understand that many individuals with disabilities have a different perspective on life—often seeing the world differently than others.

 

We are committed to understanding the perspective of those we serve and that all people have a valid and valuable perspective of life. Respect means that the individual we serve has the power over their own life and services, not the staff providing services.

 

Advocacy 

My Life Foundation is an advocate for people with disabilities. We believe that everyone benefits by including individuals with disabilities in the community. All the individuals we serve have not only the right to be part of the community, but we, as a society, are enriched by having those with disabilities, working, living and socializing in the community.

 

Staff 

As a non-profit foundation, My Life Foundation is committed to the investment of their employees. The foundation understands our greatest asset is our staff. Direct staff who are properly trained, provided wages and benefits equal to or better than those outside the field, and those who are well supervised, will provide better services to the individuals we support.