Johnson County Board of Services

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  • Joey cares a lot about people. He says, "If anyone needs help, they just need to tell him and he would be more than happy to help them out." He graduated from Holden High School and loves spending time with his family. Joey tells us one of his heroes is "Rachel because she helps me out a lot." His biggest accomplishment is living in an apartment by himself.

  • Kathy says, “Attitude is everything!” She feels good about working at the workshop, where she has worked for 30 years. Kathy loves to read the newspaper every day and work the word search. Her hero is Michael Landon because “he shows you how to do things and help people.”

  • Mike is very close to his three brothers. He says, “They are always there for me!” His biggest accomplishments include moving out of the group home, getting his driver’s license, getting a job, and buying his own car and working on it. Mike likes to go to the car races at the Central Missouri Speedway.

  • Gloria grew up in Kansas City with five brothers and five sisters. She says it makes her feel good to get new clothes and see her sister, Darla. Gloria’s favorite TV show is “Little House on the Prairie.” Gloria’s hero is Paige. She says, “She takes care of me, especially when I’m sick.”

Our Mission: Making a difference in Johnson County by supporting community inclusion, self-sufficiency, and individual choices for those we serve.

The Johnson County Board of Services provides support, advocacy, funding, and coordination to individuals with developmental disabilities – and their families – to help enhance their lives, empower their voices, and achieve their dreams. Please contact us to learn more!