WAITE PARK, MINN. (June 24, 2014) – WACOSA employee Becki Peterson was honored by the Minnesota Organization for Habilitation and Rehabilitation (MOHR) with an Enrichment Focus award, which recognizes professionals who work with persons with disabilities who choose not to work. Peterson was presented the award at the annual MOHR meeting held in St. Paul earlier this month.
“Becki goes above and beyond to work with WACOSA’s retired seniors at our Whitney Senior Center site,” says Steve Howard, WACOSA Executive Director. “She often offers new experiences to the clients by taking them on outings in the community and bringing in animals to the program. It’s people like Becki that make our organization a leader in central Minnesota, serving individuals with barriers to employment and daily living.”
Additional award nominees include WACOSA employees Jake Hawkins and Lisa Eggersgluess.
WACOSA, established in 1963, serves 575 adults with disabilities in central Minnesota with sites located in Waite Park, St. Cloud and Sauk Centre. WACOSA provides people with disabilities the opportunity to work and live in their community. The organization empowers persons of all ability levels to reach their fullest potential, offer business solutions and build community by helping to build skills and find work opportunities. For more information about WACOSA visit wacosa.org or call (320) 251-0087.
MOHR mission is to impact legislation and public policy as they affect training and habilitation agencies in Minnesota, and to strengthen the ability of member agencies to provide community integration services for people with developmental disabilities. To learn more about MOHR visit mnohr.org.