A Message from the Director
Welcome to Companion Linc! In my mind, Companion Linc is much more than a human service organization. It’s an idea of services that do not look, feel or sound like traditional human services. It’s a mission to demonstrate the power relationships have on all people that impact our quality of life; and ultimately, who we all are becoming as people. It’s an opportunity of endless possibilities, inspired by those we serve.
Our inspiration for our services comes from the Companions themselves, as their needs and goals have always lead us as an organization to develop models and approaches in services that ultimately have determined the organization’s direction. Listening to our Companions have not only lead us to provide specific person-centered services, but progressive services that are pushing the service system forward.
I am so thankful to lead an organization that is committed to imagining, and then developing a new day in human services, where those who are served are first!
Thank you for visiting our website. We welcome your feedback and inspiring ideas you may have for better services, for a better life, for those we serve!
-Kim L. Boyce
Mission, Vision and Values
To provide a genuine human service to individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities with natural supports in natural settings.
Companion Linc envisions a world where people of all abilities are free of stigma and discrimination to become the people they desire to become and are supported with a system of services that are self-chosen, and self-directed.
All people have intrinsic value. All people should have a place to live and work of their choosing. All people should have the opportunity to share their life with those they choose. All people should have autonomy of choice about his/her life. All people should be treated with dignity. All people should have advocates who support them.
Inspiring Possibilities in Action
Companion Linc is committed to “Inspiring Possibilities” by challenging itself to develop new and innovative service types that put its mission in action. From the individual crisis intervention approaches, to its service models, to the “matching process” of staff with companions, Companion Linc challenges itself to create new possibilities that will drive the service system forward.
Person centered services are not just an idea at Companion Linc, but the basis of everything that we do. Companion Linc was founded in Nebraska in 2011 with a goal of providing individualized services that are based in the community, restraint free, and focused upon building natural supports. With two locations in Nebraska, Lincoln and Omaha, Companion Linc has become a Social Services leader in the state. Companion Linc expanded these services to Minnesota in 2016, creating an opportunity to expand the reach of service that have enriched the lives of people served.
Companion Linc is always seeking compassionate and competent people to join our team. If you are a person who is dedicated to making a positive difference in people's lives, we would love to hear from you!