Getting through Life
Steps in the Right Direction

05/11/2020 11:05Author Stephany Hartman

ODC is continuing services during these very uncertain times.   ODC’s Mental Health Services, in particular, are important now more than ever, and ODC’s team has continued to provide both virtual and in home support for several individuals. 

Chucky’s story below is just one example of how ODC’s services are impacting individuals and families in our community.  We are proud of Chucky’s efforts and glad that we can play a role in his continued success.

ODC has many stories of ways that we have adapted during this pandemic.  Stay tuned for future stories, as we love sharing them with you!  We hope you will consider supporting ODC as we continue to serve some of the most vulnerable citizens in our communities.

Michele Losey, one of ODC’s Mental Health coordinators, has been a key in helping Chucky and his family take steps in the right direction to create a healthier lifestyle.

Tonya Callahan, ODC Mental Health Director, states, “Michele is amazing—her participants are lucky to have her.  She helped Chucky to shop for and prepare a meal for his family.  Chucky, his mom and two siblings all sat down together for a meal.  I cannot recall that happening in over a year.  I have to say this choked me up with how amazing Michele works with her participants and goes above and beyond.  She is truly inspiring.”

Chucky and Michele have been working hard together, and it shows.  Chucky is e-learning from home and was excited to pick up his high school graduation cap and gown!  Post-graduation, Chucky has been accepted into ODC’s Project SEARCH program.

When asked about Michele and the support she has provided, Chucky says with a smile that her support is “getting me through life”.

Congratulations, Chucky!  ODC is very proud of you and your accomplishments.

ODC is non-profit, community service organization committed to empowering people with disabilities to achieve their work and life goals. We appreciate our many donors who are committed to helping us continue services. Your help is needed now more than ever.

DONATE ONLINE at or MAIL A CHECK to ODC, Inc. Attn: Stephany Hartman 1191 Huntington Avenue, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494