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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Kallie (right) has been working for COR for over 5 years. Four of those years have been spent supporting Doug (left). When asked what she likes about her job, Kallie stated, “I love it all. It’s so great to come in, and the guys are happy to see me.” She added she enjoys joking around with Doug all the time, “He always puts a smile on my face.” Doug grins and nods in agreement.
Aside from the jokes, the two find time to pursue Doug’s many interests when he isn’t working. Despite his initial modesty, it is apparent that Doug is very active. He enjoys dining at local restaurants, shopping, birdwatching, visiting the library, crafting/painting, playing cards, working on puzzles, listening to music (from classic rock to classic country), attending concerts and the fair, decorating his bedroom, visiting family members, etc. In keeping with his affinity for comedy, Doug will watch the Three Stooges, Laurel and Hardy, and The Munsters on Netflix in his leisure time. He’s even been known to pull out a Halloween mask randomly throughout the year to surprise his support staff.
If you see Doug and Kallie out in the community, be prepared, as you might just witness some good-hearted shenanigans.