Job Opportunity at Ottawa Friendship House


When: October 16, 2015

Contact: Tammy LaGow/ Beth Mangold 815 434-0737

POSITION: Residential Aide

DEPARTMENT: Residential


RESPONSIBILITY: To provide direct support to the men and women in the residential program so that they live with minimal supports as needed.

AVAILABLITY: Monday- Friday 4:00-6:00

Saturday’s   5 hours to be arranged by planned activities


  • Education: GED or High School Graduate
  • Experience: Human Services, Cooking

Preferred: Sanitation Certification/ food and handling

Residential DSP


Residential Duties

  • Report any physical problems with the houses to the maintenance
  • Document all unusual incidents and seizures
  • Assist in the skills assessment of residents
  • Implementation of residential goals, laundry, cleaning, cooking
  • Plan monthly menus with the residents using nutritional guidelines
  • Assist the residents with weekly grocery shopping
  • Assist the residents with meal preparation as needed
  • Monitor household safety practices


  • Transport residents to the bank and grocery store
  • Transport residents to community outings

Utica Fireside White Sox Club Presentation

Utica Fireside White Sox Club

Utica Fireside White Sox Club 2015 present a Check for $800 to Beth Mangold Executive Director and Steve a consumer and number one Sox Fan.

Again this year the Utica Fireside White Sox Club makes local donation.  Since being organized in 2007. the club has now donated over $25,000 to local charities. This year donations will be made to Lighted Way, Ottawa Friendship House, Utica Fire Department, and Waltham Boy Scouts.
Another donation will be presented before Christmas time, which will bring the total for the year around $3,400.
All this is made possible through the sale of raffle tickets and support of the Chicago White Sox this past summer.

MBL presents Consumers with Tee Shirts

MBL Shirts

Employees of MBL present Consumers with MBL Tee Shirts

The consumers were thrilled when  employees of MBL toured the workshop and then presented all the consumers with MBL Tee Shirts.

MBL has provided the consumers with paid work opportunities since 1992. By creating opportunities for work and earning a paycheck, it has created greater independence for the consumers.