Futures Unlimited, Inc. News & Updates
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(Click the image above to see a short video of individuals expressing their appreciation for DSPs.)

We would like to take this opportunity to let the many direct support professionals (DSPs) who work at Futures Unlimited know how very much they are appreciated.
While performing his job shredding the contents of a bin as a participant in vocational services offered at Futures Unlimited, Duane Williams happened upon an envelope containing cash and coins. What happened next was something Duane wasn't expecting.
February 2016 - Several folks served were thrilled to move into their BRAND NEW home this week--made possible by the generosity of a couple very near and dear to the Futures family. We are very grateful for their support!
  August 2015 - Jacob Pettigrew, a sophomore at Wellington High School, seized the opportunity presented to him to start playing boccia ball (pronounced ‘bot-cha’ like the word: gotcha) competitively and attended the national tournament in Gardener, KS this past summer. Pettigrew has Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy and is in a wheelchair.  Jacob’s grandfather, Bob Logan is his coach and both are brand new to boccia.   One of Pettigrew’s doctors at Children’s Mercy enc
April 2015 - As children file into the preschool classroom each day, with their parents helping them hang up their book bags and shrug off their coats, the classroom is alive with greetings, hugs, loud squeals of joy and sometimes a few tears. Many children love coming to a classroom that is filled with new songs, messy activities, toy-filled learning centers, outdoor fun and engaging teachers. But some children shrink back, startled by so many people and sounds. These few may resist some n
   April 2015 - For families struggling with poverty or other stressful factors affecting their well-being, taking time to plan for, schedule, attend and pay for their children’s health checks is not often attainable. Thanks to the ongoing support of our local health care community, dentist Gwen M Stalcup, DDS and family practice doctor Steve W. Hawks, DO, families enrolled in Futures Head Start or Early Head Start services have the opportunity to get the medical attention they ne
 March 2015 - Developmental Disabilities Awareness month reminds us to recognize people with disabilities as valuable, contributing members of our communities. Join us on Facebook this March as we celebrate the hopes and dreams of our friends and neighbors who have a disability at www.facebook.com/FuturesUnlimited.  Please also recognize and applaud the staff who help make their dreams come true. This observance also offers us the opportunity to express our thanks to th

December 23, 2014 – In the Kansas Star Casino’s 2nd annual Trees of Hope contest, nine area non-profits decorated Christmas trees on display at the casino. This was in an effort to win votes from the general public to raise money, awarded by the casino, for their cause.

Futures Unlimited, Inc. won

December 2014 – Futures Unlimited employees make some practical, hilarious and expensive suggestions for what they would like to find in their stocking this year – all pulled together in this video:
  December 2014 - As the annual Futures Staff Holiday Party drew to a close, Tom Kohmetscher, Futures' president/CEO invited the audience to direct their attention to the video screen for the final award of the night. Several members of the award recipient's family secretly filed into the back of the Knights of Columbus Hall to watch the video, which would reveal Molly Craig, case manager, had won the award.The Matthew Washington Award is named after a staff member who had endeared himself
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2020 has been a doozy but our Futures family made the absolute BEST of it by being creative, energetic, and staying positive despite everything. This video is an end-of-year summation of a remarkable
We would like to take this opportunity to let the many direct support professionals (DSPs) who work at Futures Unlimited know how very much they are appreciated.
June 1, 2020 - COVID might have interrupted the preschool year for 109 preschoolers, but our amazing teaching staff adapted and continued to teach, lead crafts, DANCE, take field trips, and read to ki
May 1, 2020 - As we all continue to transition back to normal life (our transition will be more gradual than others) we felt it important to acknowledge what life has looked like over the past 71 days