The MENTOR Network is pleased to welcome two new partners to the organization: Occazio, which is now operating as Indiana MENTOR, and Show Me Health Care, now operating as Missouri MENTOR. These additions further expand the community-based services and supports we offer to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) across the country.
“Occazio and Show Me Health Care are just the most recent examples of our commitment to the people we serve,” said Bruce Nardella, President and CEO of The MENTOR Network. “Bringing high-quality organizations like these into The Network will help us enhance our IDD services in the Midwest.”
Occazio joins The Network with more than 30 years of experience delivering quality-of-life-enhancing services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout central Indiana.
Located in Madison, Delaware, Johnson, Henry and Shelby Counties, Occazio’s community-based group homes—now operating as Indiana MENTOR—offer personalized supports and services, as well as opportunities for residents to be full participants in their communities.
“It is with pleasure that we welcome Occazio to Indiana MENTOR and The MENTOR Network,” said Dan Mohnke, executive director of Indiana MENTOR’s services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. “Occazio brings years of experience to our organization and adds to our growing array of services and supports for individuals with a variety of needs in the Hoosier state.”
Founded in 1985, Indiana MENTOR—a partner of The MENTOR Network—is a leading home- and community-based health and human services provider, offering programs to youth of all ages with emotional and behavioral challenges, as well as adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities and medically complex needs. Indiana MENTOR’s innovative programs offer personalized support to help adults, children and families thrive in the communities that they call home.
Show Me Health Care
Since 2005, Show Me Health Care (SMHC) has provided community-based residential services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Columbia, Missouri area. SMHC—now operating as Missouri MENTOR— brings individualized supported living settings and group home programs to Missouri MENTOR’s existing residential services offered throughout the state.
“Show Me Health care was an ideal organization to join Missouri MENTOR, because it shares our focus on providing support that is tailored to the needs of each person served,” said Rachel Kramer, Missouri MENTOR’s director of operations. “We are delighted to expand our services in Columbia and look forward to additional opportunities to serve more people through our innovative supported living programs.”
Founded in 2007, Missouri MENTOR—a partner of The MENTOR Network— is a leading home- and community-based human services provider. Its individualized programs and supports empower adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities and other complex challenges to learn, grow and thrive in the communities that they call home.