Lord’s Legacy Life Ministries is a Christian, non-profit ministry designed to assist and provide individuals with physical, intellectual and developmental disabilities the opportunities of independence, freedom of choice, the right to exercise faith, and community inclusion. Which are critical for the achievement of fostering an environment that protects and advocates for the health, safety and welfare of these we serve. LLM believes that each individual can lead a healthy, happy and abundant life.
Lord’s Legacy Life Ministries' founder, Jeanene Mader, and her family have been actively involved with numerous forms of disabilities over the years. Fifteen years ago, the Mader’s opened their hearts and home to a wonderful young lady that was left abandoned and homeless after a life-altering car accident. She was immediately loved and soon became an addition to their family when Jeanene adopted her in 1996. After years of trying to find the best types of support in the community, Jeanene discovered that the appropriate supports and services that her daughter needed were not as readily available as they should be. Jeanene believes that every person deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential, she was determined to make a difference! In 2007, Jeanene founded Lord’s Legacy Life Ministries and begun offering Residential, CLS, Supported Employment, ADT, and Respite supports to those in need. The rest is history…
WHAT DOES LLM DO?
LLM is regulated and certified to provide services for an individual with an intellectual or developmental disability under the 907 KAR 12:010 Supports for Community Living Waiver in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Intellectual Disability is defined as: A demonstration of significantly sub-average intellectual functioning and an intelligence quotient (IQ) of approximately 70 or below and of concurrent deficits or impairments in present adaptive functioning in at least two of the following areas: communication, self-care, home living, social or interpersonal skills, use of community resources, self-direction, functional academic skills, work, leisure, or health and safety. An intellectual disability has had an onset before eighteen years of age.
When providing services to an individual, LLM uses a community inclusion concept as a solution to the traditional institution living. We are committed to investing in services that work by making a positive, measurable difference in people’s lives and, in turn, impacting communities. Measurable results within a community that demonstrate positive outcomes include: safer neighborhoods, a more productive work force, higher contributing citizens, more successful students, and a better quality of life for community residents. To achieve the community inclusion concept, LLM will continually provide education to the community. Only when society fully accepts disabled individuals as equals and empowers them to participate in community life will inclusion be realized.
Jeanene MaderPresident / Founder
Jeanene Mader resides in Nicholasville, KY with her husband and soul mate, John Mader. They have three daughters: Heather, MegAnn, and Dawn. Jeanene has been active in thebusiness world for 25 years, having owned two businesses and managed large retail chains. Jeanene is also an ordained minister, seeking to lead people to Christ through the revelation of the gospel.
In 1996, Jeanene and John met Dawn, their third daughter. Dawn was homeless at the time and had survived a car accident when she was younger that left her with an acquired brain injury. The Mader’s adopted her and began the journey of finding quality supports. Jeanene saw that the need to show the disabled community their potential and value was great. In 2007, Jeanene opened the doors to Lord’s Legacy Life Ministries. The organization has since become a beacon of light to families and participants were they come to challenge themselves, grow in their faith, and learn independent living skills that will benefit them the rest of their lives.
After spending 40 years wandering as an Israelite lost in the wilderness, God revealed to Jeanene that it was her purpose to serve the intellectual and developmentally disabled population. This is her mission, her mandate, and her life.
Jamie was hired into the LLM family in April 2007 as one of the original Residential staff. After successful completion of a Bachelor in Health Communications and over two years of outstanding performance with LLM, she was offered a CLS Director position. Due to Jamie’s remarkable performance within the CLS department, she was again promoted to a newly created Assistant Executive Director (AED) position in December 2010, and by November 2011, Jamie took the reigns as the new Executive Director!
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