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‘Jalapeno Mike’: A LifeQuest success story

March 21, 2013 in The Daily Republic

When Mike Tobin isn’t working food prep part-time at Mitchell’s Pizza Ranch, he washes dishes as an unpaid volunteer three days a week at the James Valley Community Center.
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Help needed for LifeQuest that helps hundreds

March 21, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Agency approaching April 15 deadline for $10,000 matching donation.
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LifeQuest reaches fundraising goal

May 11, 2012 in The Daily Republic

LifeQuest raised $17,585 from donors across the area last month to meet the $10,000 challenge gift from an anonymous donor earlier this year.
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LifeQuest receives anonymous $10,000 challenge

March 8, 2012 in The Daily Republic

LifeQuest received an anonymous $10,000 pledge to challenge local donors to support the 2012 annual fundraising campaign, the organization announced Thursday. Continue Reading

Fundraiser planned at LifeQuest to benefit baby

November 8, 2011 in The Daily Republic

A shopping fundraiser for Mandy Terry and Baby Aiyanna will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10, at LifeQuest Lunch Room, Mitchell.
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Medicaid cut amounts to elderly tax, official says

February 4, 2011 in The Daily Republic

A local elderly care official thinks proposed state cuts to Medicaid funding will adversely affect long-term care and amount to a tax on the elderly.
Veronnica Smith, administrator of Avera Brady Health and Rehab and Avera Brady Assisted Living in Mitchell, said she understands Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s budget reduction goals. But she thinks the proposed across-the-board cuts of at least 10 percent to all state programs would disproportionately affect the elderly in long-term care programs, and force nursing home providers to make up budget shortfalls by charging higher rates to private-pay patients.
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LifeQuest notes successes in midst of tough fiscal climate

August 20, 2010 in The Daily Republic

Life makes sense to Robert Goehring and Dennis Brosz, both longtime clients of LifeQuest in Mitchell.
Both men have shown that, with some help from LifeQuest and community acceptance, they can support themselves and live independently and productively.
LifeQuest, a private, nonprofit community agency that provides services and support to people with developmental disabilities, held its annual dinner meeting Thursday at the Highland Conference Center in Mitchell and celebrated the personal and financial sacrifices that have helped to make a difference in the lives of hundreds of its clients in the past 51 years. Continue Reading