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WESCO Begins to Expand Capabilities With Its Stepping Stones Transitional Living Program With Search For A Program Coordinator

Denison, IA (April 1, 2021) – WESCO Industries’ Stepping Stones Transitional Living program has been a big success with getting those in need the proper support for reintegration back into the community. Identifying a demand for this type of service, WESCO Industries has its sights set on growing this program. The first step in that process is finding a Program Coordinator.

Located in Vail, Iowa, WESCO’s Transitional Living Center provides short-term housing for individuals coming out of placement or hospitalization who need to redevelop skills to succeed in the community. In 2020, the Stepping Stones Transitional Living program successfully transitioned 78% of individuals in need of assistance. There is a growing need for transitional living services in western Iowa.

“We remain fully committed to the mission of empowering people, and those in need of transitional living require proper support to get back out in the community,” said Clay Adams, Executive Director of WESCO Industries. “We feel it’s our obligation to take the next steps and expand our services and capabilities with this program. That starts with hiring a new program coordinator.”

WESCO is searching for a skilled and credentialed candidate to fill the full-time, exempt, salaried Program Coordinator position for managing the Transitional Living Program. The non-profit organization is looking for an applicant with experience in the supervision of multiple employees, planning, developing and delivering human services, employee relations, managing a budget, and working within a team environment. Interested individuals must also have experience in working with substance abuse, mental illness, and co-occurring disorders.

Those interested in applying for this management position are encouraged to send their cover letter, resume, and references to Brittany Webb, WESCO’s Human Resource Director, via email at bwebb@wescoind.org. Applicants can also apply online by visiting WESCOInd.org/Careers.

In partnership with St. Anne’s Catholic Church, the Stepping Stones Transitional Living Center is a part of the Rolling Hills Mental Health Region, which serves Buena Vista, Calhoun, Carroll, 

Cherokee, Crawford, Ida, Sac, and Woodbury Counties. 

For more information about WESCO Industries and their Stepping Stones Transitional Living Center, please visit WESCOind.org. Families, caregivers, guardians, caseworkers, and other agencies should contact Deidra Brown at 712-677-2328 or dbrown@wescoind.org if they are interested in having WESCO provide services, request a tour, or supply additional information.

About WESCO Industries

Established in 1966, WESCO Industries began its journey of providing community services by assisting a handful of individuals in Denison, Iowa. Since its founding, the non-profit company has transformed into one of the leading providers of disability services in Iowa, assisting nearly 150 individuals and employing over 100 dedicated professionals. Driven by the mission of ‘Empowering and Supporting People in Healthy Communities,’ WESCO Industries continues to expand services and programs to attain its goal of changing the lives of others

Seeing so many individuals succeed in life and being able to transition back into the community is the best part of my job. - WESCO Industries Employee
They can't tell you when you start this job there may come a time where you find you're more comfortable surrounded by people with developmental disabilities than when you are with the general population. But it happens. - WESCO Industries Employee
Until someone has had their own experience with someone with a developmental disability, they just won't understand. - WESCO Industries Employee
I’m so grateful this job became my purpose, my passion & part of my identity. WESCO Industries Employee