Special Announcement from Ken Lane, TASC Executive Director
I want to share exciting news that TASC will be entering into a new phase of our ongoing 33-year agency development beginning January 1, 2021.
I will be retiring from my position as Founder and Executive Director of TASC. I will continue to take an active role at TASC (like any parent, I need to stay close to my “baby” 😊 ) to do all that I can in any way that I can, especially to advocate for TASC and all the other organizations to be able to continue to support the people that we care so very much about.
For those of you who may not know, I would like to share a little bit about TASC’s history that has led us to where we are today and where we are heading.
I began TASC in 1987 when the families of another program that was closing their doors, asked me to start a new program that they would have a more active role in the direction taken. After raising $33,000 (the required 3 months of operating expenses at the time), TASC began with a total of 4 staff and 12 clients. TASC has grown significantly since 1987. We now have nearly 275 staff members serving more than 200 clients per year with operating expenses of nearly $1 million per month!
We began as a site-based day program. We then added an Independent Living Skills (ILS) program, followed by a Supported Living Services (SLS) program, a Mobility program, a Cooperative Home program, an Older Adult Successful Aging program, a community-based Community Integration Training (CIT) program, a one-of-a-kind and nationally known Specialized Therapeutic Services (STS) program and most recently, an Employment program. Not surprisingly, we continue to have other progressive ideas that we are working on that will likely come to fruition in the near future.
TASC is a leader in providing innovative and needed services to our clients and families, and we do so with a remarkably professional and caring staff. So, please stay tuned for the next chapter of TASC that will unfold many more positive and remarkable things for the individuals we serve and for our larger community.
On a personal note, I want to thank you for your ongoing support and encouragement these many years. We could not have grown without you! We have created something incredibly special and I am so proud to have been both the TASC founder and a part of this extraordinary TASC family.
We all know that change is a part of life. I look forward to my upcoming life adventures and know that TASC will continue to provide some wonderful adventures for the TASC family and for the TASC clients.
With Warmest Regards,