Our Town Waukon - Growing Independence
WAUKON - Today we explore a very special community in Waukon as we go inside T.A.S.C.
T.A.S.C. provides people with disabilities the opportunity to become more independent by teaching them how to cook, giving them a job, and even how to drive a car.
The center even has a mushroom farm, and thanks to the community, they now have a new center they can be proud of.
Local restaurants in Waukon don't have far to go for some quality mushrooms, that's because you can buy them locally.
Sheila Schulte works with special needs clients at T.A.S.C., a non-profit organization that provides community based services to people with disabilities. The mushroom farm is just one of the employment opportunities for clients.
Currently 100 individuals are enrolled in programs provided by TASC. But until recently the center was limited in the services it could provide.
So they turned to the community and began a short capital campaign.
$500,000, that's what TASC needed to complete its goal and now they have a $1.4 million facility to call home.
The building is now totally accessible and serves a dozen individuals with mobility impairments.