A story of transformation

Congratulations to Rainbows’ youth, Stormy Endevoets. Stormy was awarded the 2021 Outstanding Youth Award at this year’s InterHab Art and Awards event. Stormy was awarded winning artwork by Tyler Moore, also served through Rainbows. Stormy is pictured with her award – hanging wind chime artwork by Tyler; Amber Rosenthal, Direct Support Professional; Tiffany Graf, Family […]

Stringent Safety Measures Help Rainbows Continue to Provide All Services

When parents are working, they need to have their children in safe, healthy and stimulating environments. As we have all heard, there is a nationwide shortage of licensed child care providers. Many closed during 2020 and a number of them have not reopened. At Rainbows we have worked hard to keep our Early Care and […]

Tiffany Graf

This week is the last week of Camp Woodchuck 2021.  Memories were made, lifetime bonds created, and our Rainbows’ youth spent a summer filled with new experiences, fun and magic! Morgan Weber, Direct Support Professional with her Camper, Judah: We went to the zoo and he loved it! The water and ducks were probably his […]

Helping youth through change and transition

“Rainbows is a part of every aspect of our lives,” said Jeannie, Caleb’s mother. “They’ve been there for us since Caleb was a 3-year-old with an autism diagnosis and it’s such a relief they’re still there for us now.” Jeannie’s aunt, Susan Bliss, is a Direct Support Professional at Rainbows. When Jeannie needed help, Susan […]

Tiffany Sallee, Assistant Camp Director

A normal summer day for Tiffany Steinbacher Sallee, Assistant Camp Director at Camp Woodchuck, is filled with coordinating staff and camper scheduling, planning day-to-day activities for campers, creating schedules for activities, planning big events such as the fashion show, talent show, and art show, helping staff with ideas for working with campers, interacting with kids […]

Youth with Special Needs Form Bonds with Innovative Summer Staff

Camp Woodchuck’s theme this summer is “Ride the Wave” and we are excited to announce we have 46 Campers riding the wave into a fun summer experience! We are providing an In-home Camp experience where each Camper has a Camp Counselor that goes to the family’s home with a backpack full of supplies, activities, energy […]

Lynlea Southards

Published Friday, July 24, 2020, Wichita Business Journal Lynlea Southards Family Support Services Coordinator, Rainbows United Inc. Why did you choose a career in health care? I have a cousin named Wendy who has Down Syndrome. She is a non-verbal, deaf and has low vision. Being around Wendy and seeing how she enjoys life and impacts those around […]

Family Support Services

Before joining the Rainbows’ team, Teresa Shackelford had no previous experience working alongside children with special needs. Teresa had moved back to Wichita and was looking for a job where she felt she could make a difference rather than working sales.  Her daughter worked for Rainbows and suggested she give Rainbows a try.  “She said […]

Love What You Do

By Lynlea Southards, Family Support Services Program Coordinator Each day as the Family Support Service Coordinator is unique, fun and full of learning experiences. I’m truly grateful to be a part of the Rainbows’ family. I look forward to coming to Kids’ Cove every morning. My office is located where we serve the children and […]

Camp Woodchuck

By Lindsay Coffee, Family Support Services Coordinator Oh Camp Woodchuck. How you bring so many new and exciting things each and every summer. This year was no exception! Nearing the end of my second camp, I’ve learned so much. It’s funny how you enter into a new summer season thinking of all the ways you […]