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Lincoln Self Reliance has received a three-year CARF accreditation for Community Services: Community Integration, Housing, and Supported Living.

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LSR Annual Report 

 July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018
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LSR Mission Statement: 
It is our mission to provide training and support to individuals with disabilities so they may achieve maximum potential for self-reliance and active participation in the community. 

History: 
Lincoln Self Reliance, Inc. has been in operation as a Section 501(c)(3) corporation since July 2000.  LSR, Inc. maintains physical facilities in Diamondville, Kemmerer, Afton, Thayne, and Evanston Wyoming.  The Administration Office is located in Afton Wyoming. 

This past year at our Evanston service locations we continued to have several facility improvements.  We replaced all of the carpeting at our John Hancock home with vinyl planking.  The new flooring looks great and makes for a lot easier cleanup when accidents happen.  The paved parking in front of John Hancock was also expanded for staff parking and a side walk added to allow for staff and clients to have safer access to vehicles.  The day programming building received a new metal roof on the west wing to address water leakage that had been occurring.   

LSR’s thrift store located at the 1038 South Washington had another successful year.  LSR continues to employ individuals with disabilities at the LSR Thrift Store.  LSR is very appreciative of the local community and their generous support for the store.  Customers have commented on how clean and nice smelling the store is compared to other thrift stores they have shopped in.  Gross revenue from the thrift store for the fiscal year was $87,647. 

LSR’s storage building located at 720 Adams, Afton, received some much needed attention.  The building is used to store seasonal Thrift Store donations and equipment used at LSR.  Thomas Skinner took on the task as an Eagle Scout Project.  With assistance from his troop and family the storage building received a much needed new coat of paint.   

The Afton day programming facility received a makeover with new vinyl planking flooring installed in the entire day room.  The Oakwood residential home also received new flooring throughout the entire home.  A tile carpet was installed and clients were able to select the color of flooring they wanted in their bedrooms.  The front ramp at Oakwood was also rebuilt with a roof installed over the ramp to help prevent snow and rain from making the ramp slick.  

Locations: 
1038 South Washington, Afton, Wyoming – Administration Office, Day Programming, Vocational
20 Adaville Drive, Diamondville, Wyoming - Day Programming and offices, Vocational
250 Van Noy Pkwy, Thayne, Wyoming – Day Programming and offices, Vocational
100 Bear River Drive, Evanston, Wyoming – Day Programming and offices
1660 Nations, Kemmerer, Wyoming – Residential Habilitation
720 Adams, Afton, Wyoming – Residential Habilitation
130 Wright Street, Thayne, Wyoming –Residential Habilitation
140 Wright Street, Thayne, Wyoming – Residential Habilitation
1912 West Morse Lee, Evanston, Wyoming – Residential Habilitation
208 Champs, Evanston, Wyoming – Residential Habilitation
112 John Hancock, Evanston, Wyoming – Residential Habilitation

Leadership: 
LSR, Inc. maintains a Governance Board of five to ten members from various backgrounds and communities in Lincoln County.  LSR, Inc. employs an Executive Director, Darrel Skinner, MSW, to manage the day-to-day operations of the organization.  Board members serving at the close of the 2016-2017 fiscal year were: 
• Marti Halverson, President (Etna – Politician) 
• Darren Bateman, Vice President  (Kemmerer – Energy) 
• Anji Taylor, Secretary/Treasurer  (Afton – Banking) 
• Lisa Beachell, Member  (Evanston – Homemaker) 
• Carter Petit, Member  (Evanston – Commerce) 
• Harold Jones, Member (Afton – Commerce) 
• Kimberly Zuniga, Member (Kemmerer – Education) 
 
CARF Accreditation: 
LSR, Inc. maintains CARF accreditation for Community Integration; Community Housing; Supported Living; and, Community Employment Services: Employment Supports.  LSR received a Three Year Accreditation at the conclusion of our accreditation survey conducted in November 2016.  “CARF accreditation is a process that demonstrates a provider has met standards for the quality of its services.  CARF established these standards to guide providers in offering their services.  CARF also uses the standards to evaluate how well a provider is serving people and how it can improve.”   

Programs and Services: 
During the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, LSR provided services to 75 individuals. 
• Twenty-nine individuals received Residential Habilitation services through LSR. 
• Sixty individuals received Day Programming/Community Integration Services through LSR. 
• Twenty-one individuals received Supported Living Services through LSR. 
• LSR also provided personal care, supported employment, respite, companion services, adaptive equipment, and intervention services during the fiscal year.   

LSR Outcomes: 
• In a satisfaction survey conducted in December 2017, stakeholders indicated 100% overall satisfaction with Day Hab services; and, 100% satisfaction with Residential Services. 
• LSR did not have any formal grievances filed by clients or stakeholders during the fiscal year. 
• LSR provided 25,752 transportation rides during the fiscal year.  
• In an employee satisfaction survey conducted in December 2017, respondents indicated 92% employment satisfaction working for LSR. 
• LSR provided $21,300 in free unfunded services during the fiscal year. 
      
Community Involvement - Persons Receiving Services and Staff: 
LSR staff and persons served have been highly involved in community activities. 
• Persons Receiving Services volunteered at: 

Animal Shelter – Thayne & Kemmerer 
NAPA – Evanston  
Food Bank – Afton & Thayne  
Uinta Senior Center - Evanston 

Raising Readers in Wyoming – Diamondville 
South Lincoln Nursing Center – Kemmerer 
Thayne Branch Library – Thayne 
               
• Persons receiving services worked at: 
LSR Thrift Store - Afton  
Archway Jewelry – Afton  
Subway – Afton  
LSR Cleaning Services – Thayne  
First Bank – Evanston  
Smith’s - Evanston 
Broulim’s – Afton 
Burger King – Afton 
Rocky Mountain Yeti – Evanston  
LSR Document Destruction – Afton/Evanston 
Pizza Hut – Evanston 
                   
• Persons receiving services and staff participate in: 
   - Chamber of Commerce – Kemmerer/Diamondville, Star Valley, & Evanston
   - Meals on Wheels - Evanston
   - Human Resource Confederation – South Lincoln County & North Lincoln County
   - Plan of Care Meeting – Staffing, Team Meeting, IEP, etc.
   - LSR, Inc. Quarterly Safety Committee Meetings
   - LSR Board of Directors Quarterly Meetings
   - Community Events – Fossil Fest, Mountain Man Days, Lincoln County Fair, Oyster Ridge Festival

• Persons receiving services and staff network with: 
WYNOT, Wyoming Independent Living, Parent Information Center, Behavioral Health Division, CARF, Protection and Advocacy, Wyoming Guardianship, Law Enforcement, Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, Public Health, Department of Family Services, Employment Services, OSHA, WIND, ANCOR, Wyoming Community Service Providers Association, Turning Point, etc. 

• Staff participated in: 
Star Valley Rotary Club, Kemmerer Rotary Club, Evanston Rotary Club, Star Valley Chamber of Commerce, Diamondville/Kemmerer Chamber of Commerce, Evanston Chamber of Commerce, Human Resource Councils Lincoln County, Wyoming Community Service Providers Association, Behavioral Health Division Work Group Committees, CARF Peer Surveying, etc. 

Celebration of Achievements: 
An exciting evening was enjoyed by all who attended the annual awards banquet held at the Afton Civic Center, Kemmerer Events Center, and Evanston Round House.  All persons receiving services with LSR received recognition for accomplishments throughout the past year.  Community Service Awards were presented to: 
•  Thayne Branch Library – Star Valley Community Service Award 
•  Kum & Go – Diamondville/Kemmerer Community Service Award 
•  Aspen Cinema – Evanston Community Service Award 

Human Resource: 
On June 30, 2018, LSR employed one hundred seven (107) staff.  LSR also employed eleven (16) persons served on-site. 
1   Executive Director 
1   Deputy Director/Program Manager 
13 Lead Direct Support Professionals 
4   Part-Time Direct Support Professionals 
3   Part-Time Thrift Store Clerks 
1   Part-Time HR Trainer  
8   Persons Served Custodial Duties 
7   Full-Time Administrative Assistants 
3   Program Managers  
1   Part-Time Information Technology 
73 Full-Time Direct Support Professionals 
2   Persons Served LSR Thrift Store  
4   Persons Served Shredding/Recycling  
2   Persons Served Yard Work 

Financial: 
A financial audit of LSR records for the period July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018 was completed by DeCoria & Company PC, Certified Public Accounts.  The audit found no significant financial irregularities for the fiscal year. 

Income From Grants: 
• Lincoln County   $   5,000.00    
• United Way        $ 19,052.00
• Silver Star          $   1,000.00

Income From Donations-Fundraising: 
• Cash Donations    $ 13,567.00
• Fund Raising        $ 21,934.00

General Funding Sources Fiscal Year: 
• HCBS Medicaid Waivers      $3,788,068
• Room/Board                         $    169,853
• Thrift Store                           $      87,647
• LSR Shredding & Janitorial  $      11,497    


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Lincoln Self Reliance, Inc.
"Serving Individuals with Disabilities in their Local Communities"

1038 South Washington Street,  Post Office Box 1449,  Afton, Wyoming  83110
Phone: 307-885-1577  |   Fax: 307-885-2577   |   Email: DarrelS@lsrservices.org