Foundation and Donors Support Vital Health Services

During 2022, TNC Community experienced many successes. We grew to support more individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, earned the highest level of CARF accreditation, received an Excellence in Impact Award from Nonprofit Connect, and were named Nonprofit of the Year for the city of Independence, where we are headquartered.

The end of the year was highlighted by fantastic support for our programs with a $60,000 grant from the Louetta M. Cowden Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee, and nearly $40,000 from individual and family donors. One of the most critical programs this funding supports is TNC’s Health Services. This program is essential for individuals like Carolyn who moved into her TNC home in June 2022.

“I’m so thankful I found TNC Community,” said Carolyn’s sister, Jennifer. TNC’s Health Services Team and home staff expertly care for Carolyn’s complex medical issues related to cerebral palsy and drug-resistant epilepsy. Carolyn is also beloved for her smiles and positivity.

Before coming to TNC, Carolyn was being sent to the hospital almost every week. In her first 6 months at TNC, Carolyn only went twice! “The staff is able to care for her [at home] when she is having a smaller breakthrough seizure,” Jennifer explained. Carolyn’s medications have also been reduced, leaving her more alert. Jennifer said, “Carolyn’s quality of life as well as her health have improved being at TNC Community.”

Thank you for supporting TNC Community! Your contribution will help us continue to provide the love and high-caliber services individuals like Carolyn need.

TNC Community was founded in 1949 and is registered as the Harry S. Truman Children’s Neurological Center, a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, EIN number 44-0608429.

Carolyn (left) with her sister, Jennifer