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Can you believe that Community Link has been inspiring our participants and community for 50 years? Now imagine, much like George Bailey's character in the movie It's a Wonderful Life, if Community Link had never been born.

That certainly would have changed life for Mike, who has been a part of the Community Link family for all 50 years!

Mike grew up at a time when people with developmental disabilities had very few opportunities to be participative and interactive members of their community. In April of 1972, at the age of 30, his parents found out about the new Clinton County Rehabilitation Center opening in Carlyle. As CCRC evolved into Community Link, then expanded and moved to Breese, Mike has been happily working for these 50 years.

For the majority of his life, Mike lived with his parents, then his sister. In 2010, when Mike's sister faced health challenges, it seemed like moving into a residential CILA home may be the right home for him. There he would be surrounded by friends and supported by qualified caregivers. Once again, Community Link was there to meet Mike's needs.

Because of generous donors like you, Mike, and thousands of others, have enjoyed comfortable homes and fulfilling employment over the past 50 years. You have given Mike and his peers pride and purpose. For that, we are grateful.

Will you consider a gift today to continue to provide wonderful opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities?

Please donate today using the form below.