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Monthly Archives: August, 2021

MULTI-PEER GROUP SUMMER KICK-OFF BBQ!

We kicked off this summer with a Multi-Peer Group BBQ Picnic at Muskegon’s Smith-Ryerson Park. What another awesome opportunity to enjoy fresh air and the great outdoors together with tasty food, fun games and amazing conversation. It was an awesome opportunity to see many of you we have only seen via Zoom for over a year.

Thank you so much to all the staff and our consumers who participated…hope to see you again at our end of summer picnic!

Call 231-722-0088 for information about any of our peer groups and how to join us today!

MULTI-PEER GROUP SUMMER FUN – FREE FISHING SATURDAY!

All our peer groups, Veteran’s Connection, Women’s Stronger Together and the youth Ignite Fire have been combined this summer for some much needed community engagement and outdoor FUN!

In June we kicked the summer off with the Free Fishing Saturday at Fisherman’s Landing. DNWM was able to provide rod, reels and bait to all participants. We were also thrilled to provide fishing licenses to five participants with a grant awarded to DNWM to support community inclusion!

If you would like more information concerning any of our groups, please call us at 231-722-0088

MORE THAN JUST SOAP & WATER!

Students from Fruitport High School recently took part in Disability Network West Michigan’s Career Exploration Camp! The eight-day camp, supported through the partnership with Michigan Rehabilitation Services, culminated in a community car wash designed by the students.

From budgeting and marketing to cash control and community outreach, the students were able to build a successful business that took in over $350 in just two hours! (A huge THANK YOU to Tiki Boiz for donating lunch to everyone who bought a car wash!)

In addition to building a successful business model, students learned valuable work, life and self-advocacy skills. These skills, along with the Social Coaching curriculum facilitated by Pioneer Resources, provide the necessary building blocks for becoming ready to work in the community….and spend money in the community! Enjoy back-to-school shopping with your Walmart gift cards, campers!