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Category: Annual Report 2021

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We are 100 Percent In

Elizabeth was in Nebraska for work when she got the call. “We have a baby in the hospital,” said Monica, a Wayfinder social worker. “Can you pick her up tonight?” This was the moment Elizabeth and her husband, Bryan, had longed for. They were going to become parents. After struggling with fertility, they decided to…

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Wayfinder 2020/21 Annual Report – A teacher who can handle anything

Stacey Montoya had just started her new job as a teacher at Wayfinder’s Special Education School when COVID-19 forced the school to transition rapidly to online education. “A lot of us were in such denial,” Stacey remembers. “We thought that the pandemic wasn’t going to be very long.” “All teachers were flying by the seat…

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Wayfinder 2020/21 Annual Report – Planting seeds of change

The four children had been through an unimaginable trauma. They arrived at Wayfinder’s Cottage late at night, after their stepmother committed a violent crime in the home. The older children were disoriented and fearful. The 1-year- old baby, Anna, cried incessantly. In The Cottage, they found a welcoming, safe haven. The oldest, 14-year-old Tisha, was…

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Our 2020-21 Outcomes

We Increase Access To Educational Success Our statewide EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAM provides early intervention services for children with vision loss and multiple disabilities, from birth to age 6. Young children maximize any vision they have and reduce developmental delays. The program empowers parents with knowledge and advocacy skills. The program is continuing telehealth sessions as…

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Annual Report 2021 – Q&A with Board Chair Elworth (Brent) Williams, Jr.

Why is Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) a priority at Wayfinder and a pillar in the current strategic plan? Wayfinder added “accessibility” to what most organizations refer to as DEI to maintain our longtime focus on offering opportunity to people with disabilities. When Wayfinder’s work expanded to incorporate mental health, adoption and child welfare,…

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