West Mont currently operates 13-residential facilities and 4-vocational centers, provides respite, medical care, recreational activities and employment services to over 100 individuals with disabilities on a daily basis. Services include:
West Mont provides assistance and training with personal care, medication management, meal planning and cooking, shopping, and social /community activities in safe and secure group homes and apartments. West Mont staff is on site 24-hours day 7-days a week.
Melodee House provides a “Home Away From Home” with respite care for up to four overnight guests with special needs. Services include 24-hour staff, assistance with all personal care needs, medication assistance, and fun activities. Melodee House operates without governmental funding, relying on private resources and charitable giving to support operating costs and the scholarship fund for services.
In 2000, West Mont created a Melodee House Advisory Board to oversee the planning and fundraising for this new respite facility. Melodee House became a reality because of the countless hours and support from the following individuals: John Betts, Lowell Bartels, Karen Davis, Bill and Becky Eiker, Lynne Grosfield, Mary McWhorter, David Simkins, Ed Sexton, Mike and Brenda Strekall, Ed Sexton, and West Mont staff members Kris Bakula and Susan Pesta.
Melodee House was named in honor of Melodee Grosfield, a special needs child who passed away from an inoperable brain tumor in 2009. She was 29.
VOCATIONAL & EMPLOYMENT SERVICES
West Mont offers a variety of vocational and employment choices based on an individual’s interests, abilities, skills and available openings.
Supported Employment- West Mont’s philosophy is that anyone can work. Our trained staff provide clients with the tools necessary to develop basic vocational and life skills. West Mont also works with local employers to match client job skills and abilities with the right job. To ensure successful placement, West Mont provides on the job assistance and training, customized employment and on-going support.
Vocational and Sheltered offer in-house work opportunities including a commercial ice business, labeling of West Mont Farm & Gardens Salsa, commercial shredding of documents, preparing bulk mailings, floral design, a retail flower shop, 3-commercial greenhouses, and animal husbandry. Clients are given the opportunity to develop basic vocational and life skills including on-site structured training, support and supervision, basic job readiness classes, community employment opportunities along with social, recreational and self-help life skills training.