Community Options & Resources (COR) is a private, non-profit organization which provides residential and in-home support services to persons with disabilities in Martin, Jackson and Watonwan Counties. The COR mission is to provide a service promoting the ability of each individual to lead a productive and enjoyable life in all environments with the support of professionally skilled staff.
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Chelsea (front row left) has worked for COR in Jackson, for 4½ years. She has enjoyed watching the individuals grow, learn, and progress. She reports, “They all have made great achievements through the years”, adding “they bring so much joy to my life.” Other staff pictured include Kali (front row center) and Hope (front row right), both of whom began working for COR in 2018.
Here is a little about the three young people Chelsea supports. Jackson (back row left) is 17 with a silly personality. He enjoys all animals, especially cows. His favorite thing to do is visit staff’s farm. Jackson also enjoys sports and riding bike. He often greets everyone with “good afternoon” no matter what time of day it is. Austin (back row center) is an active 16 year old. He loves playing and watching sports. He talks to everyone about scores, particularly the Twins and Vikings. Austin is starting to enjoy fishing as well. He tends to be shy when first meeting someone. Keyira (back row right) is 13 with a bubbly personality. She really enjoys cats and even meowing like one. Keyira also likes to sing and dance, especially to pop music.
In this picture, all three teens are at Summer Horse Camp with Reinbows, Inc., in Windom. They have been participating in this program for 3 years where they have learned how to care for and ride horses. They have formed special bonds with the horses and look forward to this camp every summer.