Life Unlimited, Inc.
2135 Manor Way
Liberty MO 64068
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 983-2204
Mission Statement
Life Unlimited’s mission is to support people with developmental disabilities as they experience life with unlimited possibilities.
 
We seek to become the premier provider of supports and services for people with disabilities, signifying quality, innovation, and person-centered principles. We are committed to ensuring the sustainability and growth of our organization and are driven by a ceaseless desire to improve.
 
The people we employ will be engaged, dedicated, and invested in our mission.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director CEO Julie Edlund
Board Chair Mr. Pete Hall
Board Chair Company Affiliation Associated Industry of Missouri
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1981
Former Names
Immacolata Manor
Concerned Care
Open Options
Volunteer Opportunities
Ways to donate, support, or volunteer Ways to Give:
  • Donate online at: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=LNUJWBYNGHJDJ&source=url
  • Mail a donation to: Life Unlimited, 320 Armour Rd., North Kansas City, MO 64116
  • Phone a donation to: 816-983-2204
  • Talk to your financial advisor about planned giving options
  • Employer matching gifts Payroll deduction plans
  • Corporate sponsorships
  • Make a pledge to the endowment
  • Give an honorarium/memorial
  • Designate through the United Way or Combined Federal Campaign 
  • Volunteer: Individuals who give their time and talent to Life Unlimited programs are essential to the organization's success. There are many rewarding opportunities to volunteer throughout the year as an individual or a group.  For more information visit: www.lifeunlimitedinc.org.
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement
Life Unlimited’s mission is to support people with developmental disabilities as they experience life with unlimited possibilities.
 
We seek to become the premier provider of supports and services for people with disabilities, signifying quality, innovation, and person-centered principles. We are committed to ensuring the sustainability and growth of our organization and are driven by a ceaseless desire to improve.
 
The people we employ will be engaged, dedicated, and invested in our mission.
Background Statement Concerned Care, Inc. (CCI) was founded in 1972. In 1975, a Supervised Apartment Living Program was implemented. The Community Recreation Program began in 1976. In 1991, CCI pioneered the Individualized Supported Living Program (ISL) with the Department of Mental Health. The program served individuals who required 24-hour to minimal supervision in a home setting. The 1996 purchase of a historic bank building in North Kansas City provided permanent space for administrative offices. Through a HUD grant, the Lloyd & Carol Brown Opportunity Apartments opened in 2004 and provides 18 apartments for low-income persons with developmental disabilities. Established in 1981, Immacolata Manor, the country estate of Joseph Bruening, was purchased by several families with children with developmental disabilities. The Benedictine Sisters of Kansas City became caretakers until their retirement in 1997. In 1999, the first off-campus ISL residence opened to integrate individuals more fully into the community. The main house and carriage house were the residences for 28 women until capital campaigns raised over $2,000,000 to build five fully-accessible homes. To date, nine ISL homes have been added throughout the community. Today, the main house is used for administrative purposes. In 1986, Broadacres Recreation Center opened for residents to participate in activities to enhance their health, education and quality of life. In 2000, My Day, the community integration/day rehabilitation program opened in the facility and in 2013, a second My Day location opened in downtown Liberty, Mo. In 2016, Immacolata Manor established the Employment Services Program to help individuals with developmental disabilities find meaningful jobs.

In 2016, Concerned Care and Immacolata Manor joined to form Life Unlimited, Inc. Together the organizations had over 80 years of experience providing support services to individuals with developmental disabilities. In 2018, Open Options joined the Life Unlimited, Inc. family ensuring the ability to provide more disability services to the KC metro area. Life Unlimited offers a broad scope of services to individuals with exceptional programs and individualized supports to those it serves. A staff of almost 250 supports approximately 165 individuals in group homes or assisted living facilities. The recreation program serves over 500 people each year. Life Unlimited is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.
Impact Statement
Accomplishments for 2018:
  • Successfully merging with Open Options
  • Due to the expanding efficiencies the merger has provided, Life Unlimited renovated and built several new homes to provide more accessible living environments for its clients. Each new home will accommodate four individuals in private bedrooms and will be completely accessible. All of the homes provide services and support for those who live there.
  • We continue to receive the support of our Clay County Developmental Disabilities Resource Board and to partner with the Center for Human Services and the Kansas City Regional Office of the Division of Developmental Disabilities in receiving funding to support our programs.
 
In the coming year we hope to:
  • Completely integrate the employees and programming of Open Options into Life Unlimited. The merging of the two organizations brings 120 years of excellence in services to more than 250 individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • Establish a successful partnership with Job One, who has agreed to partner with LU to help expand and grow our community employment program in Clay and Platte counties. This partnership will allow our organizations to build upon our present strengths and provide a broader range of employment opportunities for the individuals we support. Job One has been a leader in employment services for individuals who have a disability for over 50 years in the Jackson County area.
  • Kick-off a capital campaign to secure funding for an employee training center
Needs Statement In light of diminishing federal, state, and county funding, alternative funding sources are critical in order to support the initiatives below:
  • Financial assistance for individuals 
  • Advocating at the state level for an increase in pay for direct support professionals to have a competitive, livable wage 
  • Transportation 
  • My Day (community integration program) 
  • Theraputic Recreation Program 
  • Medical and dental care
  • Health Team
  • Hospitalization support services
  • Continued care until death (aging in place/respite services)
  • Funding building expansion for increase in services/programs 
  • Start-up costs to establish ISL homes in the community
  • Programming: increase, improve, and expand 
  • Endowments to maintain current programming
  • Maintain Main House (circa 1933) including accessibility issues, deferred maintenance, and energy considerations
  • Provide access to full time services for people who are funded for part time 
  • Provide access to services for people who are not yet receiving them
Service Categories
Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers
Residential Care & Adult Day Programs
Group Homes
Areas of Service
MO - Clay County
MO - Platte County
MO - Jackson County
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement “Since we became Life Unlimited following the 2016 merger of Concerned Care and Immacolata Manor, we have made great strides in increasing community engagement and investment in our mission to help individuals with disabilities experience life with unlimited possibilities,” said Life Unlimited CEO Julie Edlund. “We are thrilled to welcome Open Options to our team to help lead us in this effort to educate the community about our work and our needs.”
Programs
Description Life Unlimited currently provides direct-care residential services to  adults with developmental disabilities in Clay and Jackson Counties. Direct support professionals provide hands-on care, assisting with a broad range of personal needs including meal preparation, household cleaning, administering medications, bathing, dressing, mobility, and transportation to daily activities.
Services include: residential habilitation, case coordination, transportation and health care coordination from a fully trained and qualified staff. As of January 2019, a staff of over 400 supports approximately 250 individuals in group homes or assisted living facilities. Ages range from 19 to 94.
Program Budget $1,917,981.12
Category Human Services, General/Other Residential Care for Individuals with Disabilities
Population Served Adults, People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities, People/Families with of People with Disabilities
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success We have outcomes based programs that are individualized to each participant. We track progress on a monthly basis and report the outcomes to the Department of Mental Health. Each participant is involved in creating his/her plan on a yearly basis, and addendums can be made to the individual plan as needed at any time. The participants are continually working on goals that increase their personal quality of life.
Long-Term Success In the long term our success is seen in individual accomplishments and skill building in our participants. For some of the older participant, success is seen in maintaining skills rather than regressing. Our participants and their families and guardians always have a choice about who they receive residential services from, and we also view success as their continued confidence in Life Unlimited.
Program Success Monitored By Program success examples include attainment of a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), the highest level of achievement an organization can obtain. Other examples of success include weekly reviews and continued support of all services by the Missouri Division of Developmental Disabilities, annual stakeholder satisfaction survey returns of 100% satisfaction, and the continued quality, expansion and growth of the services we offer.
Our greatest examples of program success are those whom we serve. Many individuals have been served by Life Unlimited for more than 20 years, many have achieved significant weight goals, and all strive to reach an optimal goal of 98% personal outcome implementation. All of these means of measurement are only a few examples of success experienced by the men and women Life Unlimited serves.   
Examples of Program Success One Individualized Supported Living apartment serves two young men. Setting up a home for two college age men, challenged physically. Nathan, who survived a gun shooting accident at age 12 resulting in a Spinal Cord Injury, spent his teenage years living in a nursing home. Now in his 20's, Nathan moved into his own apartment (supported by Life Unlimited). In less than a year Nathan and Life Unlimited staff improved his health by minimizing medications and maximizing preventative care. Nathan's attitude has improved as he now has a support system to help him achieve his goals and dreams. Nathan enjoys public speaking and inspiring others with his life story.  In 2010, Nathan completed his first college course with a final grade of A+. Nathan said, "If it wasn't for Life Unlimited, I would be still in the nursing home."  Through the newly established employment program, Nathan is now employed.
Description

The My Day program provides a unique opportunity for its participants to increase and maintain quality of life. With the help of families, guardians, service coordinators and Life Unlimited staff, the men and women we serve determine and meet their own personally identified goals.  By providing a lower-than-average ratio of staff to participants, many severely disabled individuals who have not been well supported by other programs thrive in this environment. Each week a variety of activities are offered including, but not limited to:

  • Performing and Visual Arts
  • Communication Skills
  • Community Outings
  • Computer Skills
  • Family Contact and Friendships – Visits, letters, cards, phone calls, Skype and Facetime
  • Life skills and Money Skills
  • Personal Care – Manicures, pedicures, hair care, make-up, hygiene
  • Reading, writing & math skills
  • Volunteering – Meals on Wheels, Harvesters, Martha Lafite Nature Center, Life Unlimited Thrift Shop, Salvation Army and nursing homes.
Program Budget $558,482.56
Category Human Services, General/Other Services for Individuals with Disabilities
Population Served Adults, Females
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success We have outcomes based programs that are individualized to each participant. We track progress on a monthly basis and report the outcomes to the Department of Mental Health. Each participant is involved in creating her plan on a yearly basis, and addendums can be made to the individual plan as needed at any time. The participants are continually working on goals that increase their personal quality of life.
Long-Term Success

Because Life Unlimited is committed to helping individuals with developmental disabilities have rights to dignity and self-determination, we have identified the following goals:

Goal: Individuals will participate in quarterly meetings regarding rights to choice and advocacy a minimum of 4 times a year (quarterly).

Progress Measure: Program managers will submit progress reports and meeting notes once a quarter.

Goal: Individuals will make significant progress toward their individualized support plan (ISP) at least 80% of the time.

Progress Measure: Center for Human Services service coordinators will verify each individual’s progress toward their ISP in intermittent and quarterly reviews.

Program Success Monitored By
 Individual reports are written each day and service coordinators from the Center for Human Services review progress on a quarterly basis.
 
Satisfaction surveys are distributed to the families, guardians, community stakeholders, employees, and program participants. The survey responses are compiled, reviewed and used to make program adjustments. 
Examples of Program Success
Many individuals come to My Day from circumstances characterized by isolation.  A priority for the program is to help them become comfortable enough to have access to all the resources the program and the community at large have to offer. Drew joined My Day as a full time participant after her family moved to the Kansas City area. Her sister/guardian, Sandra, asked to attend the first month with Drew to make her feel more comfortable. This was agreed upon and a start date set. 
 
On Drew's first day she was greeted by staff and peers that soon became her friends. Before long Drew left her sister at the table to go do her own thing.  Sandra stayed in the background the rest of the day. The same thing happened the next day. Drew interacted with everyone and was doing great. The following day Sandra asked staff to call if they or Drew needed her. Drew did not need her sister by her side any longer. She felt protected and engaged.
Description
The Life Unlimited health team provides coordination of care for a medically fragile population. The health team consists of registered nurses, health coordinators,  program managers and the CEO. This team provides medical care and support for all Life Unlimited residents with around the clock care, and medical attention far beyond state requirements. Of those served, all 250 have been dually diagnosed with developmental disabilities.
  • 24% use devices to ambulate
  • 11% have Cerebral Palsy
  • 32% have seizures/epilepsy
  • 5% are visually impaired
  • 11% have Alzheimer’s / Dementia
  • 11% have Autism
  • 16% have Down’s Syndrome
Program Budget $279,241.78
Category Human Services, General/Other Services for Individuals with Disabilities
Population Served Adults, People/Families with of People with Disabilities, People/Families of People with Health Conditions
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success Life Unlimited is unique in having a Health Care Program. Most residential providers ask their non-medically trained, direct support staff to take residents to the doctor, follow up on medical referrals, etc. Beyond the current health care model, which includes daily monitoring of residents’ conditions and medication regimens, staff also accompany residents to hospital and clinic appointments and remain onsite during hospital stays. This is reassuring to the residents and their families who are often unable to be available. To support and advocate for our residents at this level requires additional staff time at $250-300 per day; service like this is not supported by existing funding and must be paid for in other ways.
Long-Term Success

Although our population is small, our services are intense. We feel that health care needs are extremely important and find that as residents’ age, these needs expand dramatically. By having one person responsible for a particular individual’s medical care follow-up, it makes the staff person more accountable and facilitates communication to the right people about medical care. LU is a leader in subscribing to and promoting this health care model throughout the metro area.  

Program Success Monitored By Though it is difficult to measure success with those we serve as their needs are interminable, the Health Team regularly measures medication administration errors, resulting in a 45% decrease in med errors over the last year; many residents have achieved significant weight goals since the introduction of our new residential menu program offering heart healthy diets to meet weight and nutritional needs, and LU is home to the first RN in Missouri to become a Certified Developmental Disabilities Nurse (CDDN). 
Examples of Program Success Nothing says success like the quality of life lived by the people we serve and the life goals they achieve. “They brought Patty in as an emergency placement. She was scared and physically very weak - slumped forward in her wheelchair, drooling uncontrollably. She was angry and would spit, shake her finger or yell when provoked. We reformed her medications, and started her on vitamins and a mechanical diet. She began to gain weight and energy, displaying a beautiful smile, sparkling expressive eyes and keen sense of humor. A year later doctors could not believe her transformation; her eyes were bright, she was alert, healthy and eating. We had reduced or removed most of her medications previously prescribed for “behavior control”. It took a lot of people working together, but we became her family, providing love, nurturing, patience and quality health care. She came to us broken and became whole.” In her final days LU staff provided 24-hour care until her passing.
Description

LU is pleased to announce a partnership with Job One to help expand and grow our community employment program in Clay and Platte counties. This partnership will allow our organizations to build upon our present strengths and provide a broader range of employment opportunities for the individuals we support. Job One has been a leader in employment services for individuals who have a disability for over 50 years in the Jackson County area. Their expertise and success in the employment field will be a great addition to the services provided in the Northland.

We believe every individual has abilities and talents to offer their community. A goal for most adults, including adults with developmental disabilities, is to gain meaningful employment. We offer employment services to help them find and maintain the right jobs in their community.

We provide:

  • Assessment – Each individual will go through an assessment process to identity their strengths, talents, and interests.
  • Job Discovery – Individuals are given opportunities to volunteer at different types of jobs to gain experience and see what types of jobs they excel in and enjoy.
  • Job Skills Training – Specific training for people to become employed.
  • Job Placement – We work hard to connect job seekers with the right employer and type of job so that it is meaningful to them and where they will succeed.
  • Job Coaching – Job coaches support people on the job to help them be successful. The type of job coaching needed for each individual.
Category Human Services, General/Other Mentoring
Population Served People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success

The ultimate change resulting from employment services and supported employment services will be for individuals with intellectual or other disabilities to acquire marketable job skills. The goal will be to have 80% of job candidates obtain meaningful jobs in the community, earn minimum wage or higher, and become a working consumer.

Long-Term Success

The ultimate change resulting from employment services and supported employment services will be for individuals with intellectual or other disabilities to  acquire marketable job skills. The goal will be to have 80% of job candidates obtain meaningful jobs in the community, earn minimum wage or higher, and become a working consumer.

Program Success Monitored By

Individuals seeking employment are required to go through a formal process and recommended to employment services by program managers of the organization or referrals from outside agencies, career assessments and observations are used in the screening process, job shadows and job tryouts are tools to recognize commitment, task analysis is used to record progress on the job by job coaches and the feedback from the employer validates if program is working.

Examples of Program Success

Since the inception of employment services in Spring of 2016, currently being structured into a credible service for the organization, 2 months into the program began the actions of working with one or two individuals seeking employment. To date, employment services has worked with 7 individuals, 6 out of the 7 have become employed; the organization is hopeful this service or program will grow because of seeing recent results. Individuals working towards employment goals, and achieving employment it has given them confidence, validates their self-worth, and makes them feel a part of something bigger.

Description LU is pleased to offer organized sports, trips, music, dances, day camp, and programs that teach cooking, cultural proficiency, public speaking, and community-living skills for people who have no other means of accessing the community or other specialized services.

In addition, Open Options' sport program, KC Power & Speed, became part of Life Unlimited during the 2018 merger. This sports program provides competitive bowling to individuals with disabilities. 
Category Human Services, General/Other
Population Served People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success People with disabilities learn how to access the community, interact with the public, make purchases, participate with others in social settings; and learn specific skills such as sports, dieting, exercise, etc. Every day that a person with a severe disability can remain on his own or with family enhances that person's life and saves the public money.

Also, individuals are supported in traveling to bowling practice on Saturdays during bowling season. They are invited to take part in sports competitions like the Mid-America Games. 
Long-Term Success People with Developmental Disabilities who live in the community will participate in the social life of the community as opposed to experiencing segregation and social isolation. Some people with significant, lifelong disabilities will be able to remain living on their own or with families, without additional paid support.

Also, individuals with disabilities will be able to experience athletic competition through KC Power & Sport. 
Program Success Monitored By People served, families, and others who know the people served are surveyed to determine their level of satisfaction with the program.
Examples of Program Success The following are quotes from family members about the community recreation program: "Overall I feel that the recreation program is important to my son/daughters development" "Participating in the program services promotes the knowledge of and utilization of community resources" "Participation in the program enhances decision making skills" "Participation in the program increases self esteem" "I can’t imagine life before Concerned Care"
CEO Comments On behalf of the men and women we serve, we continue to focus on the values and principles of community membership, self-determination, human rights and basic needs. The need for programs supporting adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities continues to grow, and we are always seeking new ways to serve the more than 500 adults with developmental disabilities on the state of Missouri’s waiting list.  Our My Day program (day habilitation services) is designed to help individuals stay in their natural homes longer and we are continue to strengthen those services for a population that often experiences the onset of physical and mental challenges (dementia, Alzheimer’s disease) earlier in life than the general population.  
 
With the merging of the organizations, Life Unlimited is now about to provide even more supports and services to men and women with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including a new community employment program designed help individuals identify and prepare for meaningful jobs.
 
With a strong foundation built on years of excellent service, we look forward to offering innovative supports that will help men and women with developmentat disabilities experience life with unlimited possibilities!
 
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director CEO Julie Edlund
Experience During college Julie started volunteering for United Cerebral Palsy at a life skills and job training center in Memphis, Tennessee. She was immediately hooked on advocating for people with disabilities and working for nonprofits. She spent the next twenty+ years working in the nonprofit sector. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology and her MBA from the University of Memphis. She has also completed many training programs in non-profit management, program development and fundraising.

Before moving to Missouri two years ago she served as the Executive Director at Special Kids & Families, an early intervention resource agency that provides inclusive preschool classes, home-based teachers and therapists, a pediatric therapy center and parent training programs for children with developmental delays. Last year she worked with the Community of The Good Shepherd to facilitate their merger with Alternative Opportunities.
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Ms. Lisa H. ChomorOct 2005 - Feb 2007
Mr. Dale R. Herrick2007 - Dec 2014
Senior Staff
Title VP of Property Management
Experience/Biography Sandy Degase has been the Business Manager of Immacolata Manor since September 1996. Previous experience included bookkeeping for Sears Masonry for eleven years, Secretary and later County Director of Community Services, Inc. in Nodaway County for eight years, and Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) Coordinator for seven years in a five county area. Sandy and her husband Eric have two daughters and one grandson. Sandy enjoys cooking, gardening, camping, boating and horses.
Title VP of External Affairs
Title VP of Training
Title VP of Community Living
Experience/Biography Connie Chambers has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 30 years, first as Director of Procurement and Distribution at City Union Mission, she more recently served for 7 years  as Executive Director for Good Samaritan of the Ozarks.  Connie joined the staff of Immacolata Manor in July 2000 and brings a broad range of experience and expertise to her role.  
Title CIO
Title VP of Quality Assurance
Experience/Biography Barbara Griggs has been the Executive Director of Concerned Care, Inc. for 30 years. She continues her leadership as Co-Executive Officer of Life Unlimited, Inc.
Title CFO
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 289
Paid Part-Time Staff 98
Paid Contractors 0
Volunteers 400
Retention Rate 65%
Staff Diversity (Ethnicity)
African American/Black 128
Asian American/Pacific Islander 4
Caucasian 211
Hispanic/Latino 9
Native American/American Indian 4
Other 31
Other (Please Specify) Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander (11)/ Multi-racial (20)
Staff Diversity (Gender)
Female 290
Male 97
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Collaborations
We collaborate with many organizations: Job One, EITAS, Department of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities Resource Board, Special Olympics, CEADD (College Experience for Adults with Developmental Disabilities), Missouri Association of Rehabilitation Facilities (MARF), Affiliated Provider Organization, Janey's Over the Next Hill Ride Committee & Sponsors, Northland Services Training, Northland Training Coalition, Beyond the Evening Star Network, Hallmark Cards (Liberty Distribution Center), Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America, Kristin’s Kids Club, Soroptimist International of Kansas City and Liberty, United Way, CFC, Northland Stitchers, Cruzin Christmas Carolers, Knights of Columbus, Sertoma International, Liberty Area Chamber of Commerce, Friends of the Manor Auxiliary, The Manor Thrift Shop, many local churches, civic organizations, and countless individuals.  
External Assessment and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) - Assisted Living - 3 year2016
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
CEO Comments Presently, Missouri is 27th among states for percentage of employed individuals with disabilities. At LU, many My Day participants were unsuccessful in full-time employment and are presently attending the day program full-time. Beginning in 2019, LU is partnering with Job One on a community employment program that will focus on both securing full-time employment for individuals, and on helping individuals who cannot work full-time, but who have the desire and ability to work part time in meaningful jobs. This will have several benefits to the individuals we serve and to the overall developmental disability community. The greatest benefit is that individuals with the desire and ability to work will have increased fulfillment and independence. Additionally, individuals who currently attend a day program full-time will decrease their day habilitation hours by working, allowing more individuals to benefit from day services. 
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Pete Hall
Company Affiliation Associated Industry of Missouri
Term July 2016 to June 2019
Email phallbottomline@gmail.com
Board Co-Chair
Board Co-Chair Mr. Scott Wingerson
Company Affiliation City Manager- City of Gladstone
Email scottw@gladstone.mo.us
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mrs. Marilyn BarthRe/Max
Mr. Mark BertrandStaff ex officio member
Mr. Ken BohrShelter Insurance
Ms. Julie CastilloUS Floors
Ms. Julie EdlundStaff ex officio member
Ms. Alisa Ford
Mr. Brett FulkersonFulkerson Elder Law
Mr. Brennen GarryInfusystem
Mr. Pete HallAssociated Industry of Missouri
Ms. Jessica KingLiberty Public School District
Mr. Brian MallBKD, LLP
Ms. Lolita McShannTruman Medical Center
Ms. Sue MillerChildren's Mercy Hospitals
Ms. Sayard ParrishFirst Missouri Bank
Mr. Andy ProtzmanProtzman Law Firm
Mrs. Cindy SevierRetired
Mr. Jesse SmithChildren’s Mercy Hospital
Mr. Terry Stone
Mr. Paul TwenterHNTB
Mr. Tim VonderbrinkOlathe Medical Center
Mr. Scott WingersonCity of Gladstone- City Manager
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 19
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 12
Female 9
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 86%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 90%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Finance
Program / Program Planning
Executive
Nominating
Financials
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2018
Projected Revenue $20,000,000
Projected Expenses $20,000,000
Endowment Value $30,000
Spending Policy N/A
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FYE 6/30/2015, 2014: Financial data reported using the IRS Form 990.
  • FYE 6/30/2013: Financial data reported using the organization's audited financial statements.   
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
 
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201720162015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$2,034,407$252,689$261,752
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified$0$0$0
Individual Contributions------
$0$0$0
$6,445,269$4,765,906$4,070,204
Investment Income, Net of Losses$137,963$2,704$2,261
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$46,950$0$0
Revenue In-Kind$0$0$0
Other$95,612$15,523$17,290
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$5,268,658$4,189,740$3,777,062
Administration Expense$380,277$319,588$279,975
Fundraising Expense$65,579$94,458$99,725
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.531.091.05
Program Expense/Total Expenses92%91%91%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$8,150,893$2,671,880$2,330,976
Current Assets$3,801,841$1,690,165$1,338,101
Long-Term Liabilities$277,942$0$0
Current Liabilities$765,586$99,680$191,812
Total Net Assets$7,107,365$2,572,200$2,139,164
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities4.9716.966.98
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets3%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Campaign Purpose

We seek to fund the following:

1) A multi-purpose development center
2) Two new, day programming sites & renovations to Immacolata Manor
3) New residential homes and opportunities for residential development
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years Yes
Organization Comments
**Note - July 22,2019: The new merger budget has not been completed and approved by the Board yet, so income and expense projections are estimated. 

With a budget of $20 million, program locations in Kansas City, North Kansas City, Liberty and Overland Park, operating more a comprehensive array of community-based homes and apartments, Life Unlimited offers a broad scope of services for adults with developmental disabilities. Our programs are CARF-accredited and include: Community Living and residential supports; Day Programs and enrichment; Community Recreation Programming; and Employment Services offering job skills assessment, training, placement and coaching.
Life Unlimited provides exceptional programs and individualized supports to everyone we serve. A staff of over 400 supports approximately 250 individuals in group homes or assisted living facilities. The recreation program serves more than 600 people each year. Our goal and guiding philosophy: Helping the men and women we serve experience life with unlimited possibilities.

 The organization is fully aware that the smallest to the largest donor make a difference in the lives of the men and women we serve. All gifts received are allocated with the highest level of stewardship.

Our sincere thanks to the Clay County Developmental Disabilities Resource Board for their validation of our services. We also know we have many advocates in the Missouri legislature and at the congressional level who continue to ensure every effort is made to at least maintain funding for the services we provide. We also never want to forget the wonderful help and support provided us by all the volunteers and staff at the Life Unlimited Thrift Shop. In the coming years, our dedication to capacity building to ensure the future support of the men and women we serve will be of highest priority.

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Organization Name Life Unlimited, Inc.
Address 2135 Manor Way
Liberty, MO 64068
Primary Phone (816) 983-2204
Contact Email aadams@luinc.org
CEO/Executive Director CEO Julie Edlund
Board Chair Mr. Pete Hall
Board Chair Company Affiliation Associated Industry of Missouri
Year of Incorporation 1981
Former Names
Immacolata Manor
Concerned Care
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