Making a Difference in Lives One Piece at a Time
An activity day center for individuals with
intellectual disabilities ages 8 and up
Hours: 7:30AM to 5:30PM, Monday - Friday
One Saturday a month, 10:00am to 3:00PM
Location: 1512 Frederica Street, Owensboro, KY 42301
Phone: 270-926-7813 Fax: 270-926-7833
Executive Director, Amanda Owen
program director, Kelly Evans
Business Director, Kathy Hempel
About Puzzle Pieces
We are an IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit activity day center serving individuals 8 years and up, with intellectual disabilities in Owensboro, Kentucky. Our mission is to provide a safe and structured activity center for individuals with intellectual disabilities and promote independence, life skills, community involvement, social interaction, communication, and most importantly build trusting relationships between clients, staff, and families. The non-demanding atmosphere and staff utilize positive encouragement and reinforcement to engage clients in the activities provided. Activities range from arts and crafts, structured task completion, vocational jobs, social interaction time, trips out in our community, leisure time, as well as just having a good time being around others. Our staff goes above and beyond to tap into the interest of our clients and will develop a job and/or task associated around the client's interest level. There is emphasis on just making our clients feel accepted, develop self-confidence, self-worth, and feel like there is a purpose to each day at the center. Establishing routines each day is another important part of the day to allow each client to be successful. Through our programs, we meet the needs of the clients we serve with a person-centered approach while incorporating a social atmosphere that encourages our clients to participate with their peers using appropriate behavior. To ensure Puzzle Pieces can continue to bring our unique program to our community, we call on the support of the community. Without donations, serving those in our area will not be possible. Donations are vital to support and keep our mission strong (and are tax-deductible). We envision a community where individuals with disabilities and their families have a network that supports independence, choice and personal success. We are filling up fast so if you are interested in our services please visit the registration page for more information.
"Being disabled should not mean being disqualified from having access to every aspect of life." - Emma Thompson
~February 11, 6-7:30 pm, Puzzle Pieces Open House.
~February 28, Mardi Gras Client Dance, 5:30-7:30 pm.
~March 20, 2014, 6-8 pm, First Look Spring Fashion Show, Excursions, Benefits Puzzle Pieces
~March 22, 2014, 2nd Color Blast 5k, www.colorblast5k.org Registration is now open!
Executive Director & Founder
Puzzle Pieces' New Shirt Design
Click here to download an order form.
Available in short $10.00 or long sleeve $12.00, crew $15.00 or hoodie $20.00 sweatshirt. Most styles are available in these colors, black, white, purple, orange, blue, pink and neon yellow (short sleeve only). All plus sizes are $2.00 extra. firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo by Jeff Dunham, Messenger-Inquirer
Click here to read the wonderful article about Puzzle Pieces that was in our local paper on July 29, 2013 by Angela Oliver.
Puzzle Pieces Store
Visit our new fundraising store on Facebook. Items listed are hand made or rehabbed by our clients.
Fundraising Store Order Form.
Watch our Slideshow!