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
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
Free Flag football
Announcing Free Flag Football Camp for High School Ages 14-22 with Special Needs, May 29th, 30th, & 31st - 6-8 PM, Game Day, May 31st 6:30PM. Open to anyone with physical, developmental and/or intellectual challenges, sponsored by Apollo High School Football Program & Independence Bank. Admission is free, donations will be taken for Puzzle Pieces, GRADSA, Special Olympics & CEC. They would love to fill the stands with supporters! Make plans to see the game on the
31st at 6:30! For more information call Apollo HS 270-852-7100 or click here to download the registration form.
UPCOMING EVENTS AT PUZZLE PIECES
Lot's of events happening at Puzzle Pieces!! For more information visit our Events page by clicking here. Thank you!
Puzzle Pieces Mattress Fundraiser
10:00am -5:00pm Mattress Fundraiser, Puzzle Pieces Gym Download the Flyer Like to help us make this fundraiser successful, download the 4 page fundraising kit here. Thank you!!
Executive Director & Founder
Puzzle Pieces Store
Visit our new fundraising store on Facebook. Items listed are hand made or rehabbed by our clients. Fundraising Store Order Form.
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