Meet Martha!

What do you believe sets Broadscope apart?

Broadscope staff really cares about our clients and also care about one another. We’re co-workers but it’s also a family like feeling here. Everyone has each other’s backs.

How long have you worked for Broadscope and what made you choose to work with individuals with disabilities?

I’ve worked here for almost 21 years! My anniversary is April 4th. I first became a volunteer and wanted to help where I could. I’ve always loved talking on the phone and the idea of being a receptionist was introduced. I transitioned to a paid position and here I am…21 years later!

Favorite memory from working at Broadscope

I can’t think of just one but I love how supportive everyone is. Staff wear many different hats and everyone pitches in when needed.

What was your first job?

I worked at Time Insurance doing clerical duties.

How do you like spending your free time?

I love watching movies. My favorite movie is Sound of Music.

What do you most look forward to doing after the pandemic?

Everything!  I really miss hugs and I can’t wait to go to in person church.

Pieper Electric, Inc./Ideal Mechanical gives back through wise, purposeful, and compassionate service believing that putting love into their giving makes a difference in the community.We would like to thank Pieper Electric, Inc./Ideal Mechanical for their gift to Broadscope Disability Services that positively impacts the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families within the community.

We would like to thank the Racine Community Foundation for their continued support of the Emergency Respite Program in Racine County. Through their generosity, we are able to assist parents and caregivers of children and adults with disabilities with emergency financial assistance for, and care coordination of, respite care for those who do not yet have or do not qualify for other respite care funding. If you or someone you know in Racine County would benefit from this service please contact us at 414-329-4500. Thank you Racine Community Foundation!

Thank you to the Stackner Foundation for helping Broadscope continue to provide a much-needed break for people who are caring for an individual with a disability through our Respite Care program. It is because of partners like Stackner Foundation that we are able to advance opportunities for individuals with disabilities and their families.

“I wouldn’t have my job or my apartment without Broadscope. I love my job….my favorite thing about working at the Y is helping the members, seeing their smiling faces and learning about their day. I also like working with my co-workers.” -Vickie

Vickie enjoys being part of the Employment Services and Independent Living Programs. Employment Services assists adults with diverse abilities to secure and retain competitive employment. Our Independent Living Program assists individuals with disabilities to be as independent as possible in the community and in their home.

Thank you to the Jane Bradley Pettit Foundation for their continued support of Broadscope’s Respite Care Program. This program provides parents a short-term opportunity to step away from the consistent caregiving responsibilities of having a child with a disability and have a chance to recharge. Parents report that they use respite to spend quality, dedicated time with their spouse, other children, or friends; run errands, read a book, take a class, or exercise. Thank you Jane Bradley Pettit Foundation!

Broadscope would like to recognize the support of the Dorothy Inbusch Foundation, Inc. It’s through supporters like the Dorothy Inbusch Foundation, Inc. that we can continue to provide essential services to individuals with disabilities and their families.

Meet Becky Reis, Respite and Rep Payee Program Manager

Respite and Rep Payee Program Manager

What do you believe sets Broadscope apart?

Our commitment to the people we serve. Our commitment to provide that service in a timely and individualized manner. Our staff work extremely hard to support our clientele, always going the extra mile to help.

How long have you worked for Broadscope and what made you choose to work with individuals with disabilities?

I celebrated my 31st anniversary this past fall. My start date was 11/13/1989, I very clearly remember that day and my early years as part of the Independent Living Team of United Cerebral Palsy of Southeastern WI (company name prior to Broadscope) My interest in working with individuals with disabilities started in High School. I worked with students with special needs as part of a partnership program between my high school and a local elementary school.

What is your favorite memory from working at Broadscope?

I don’t have just one, but I am proud of being part of the Respite Care Program which has provided over a decade’s worth of supportive services to families caring for children with special needs. These activities fell outside the parameter of what we were contracted to do but we worked as a team to offer free sporting event tickets, recreational programing, overnight break-away stays at a local hotel and a monthly newsletter.

What was your first job?

Outside of babysitting my first job was working at West Allis Memorial Hospital in the Dietary Dept. Bright yellow synthetic uniforms and hair nets, the uniform every young 16 year old wants to wear. I don’t regret it though, at that time that job actually paid a decent wage for a 16 year old.

How do you like spending your free time?

I love to putter around my yard and my gardens. As I get older I am doing less and less but still being surrounded by beautiful flowers and greenery is my happy place. My family also owns property up north on a lake. My kids and I enjoy spending time together there and recreating. Of course you will also usually find me gardening up there too!

What is one positive thing that is come from quarantine?

Strengthening of relationships with my family. My relationship with my 15-year-old son and 23-year-old daughter have become closer. I Zoom with my 3 siblings every Sunday night. We all make/take more time to check in with each other than before COVID. I hope that stays once we all return to a new normal.

We want to thank Bader Philanthropies for their continued support of Broadscope’s Employment Services Program. Partners like Bader Philanthropies help us provide essential support to our consumers and their families and we couldn’t be more grateful. Thank you!

Thanks, Waukesha County Community Foundation!

Broadscope would like to thank the Waukesha County Community Foundation (WCCF) for their partnership and support. WCCF strives to meet local challenges and improve the quality of life in Waukesha County. Their support  has a direct and lasting impact onBroadscope’s Respite Program. To learn more about the Waukesha County Community Foundation, please visit, https://waukeshafoundation.org/