Bona Vista Programs

Enriching Lives… Enhancing Abilities

Tugging on my heart strings

Hearing personal stories of lives that have been changed by the work being done at Bona Vista Programs will NEVER get old. As we celebrate our 60th year in Howard County this year, I hope to share many of those... Continue Reading →


1958: Humble beginnings

“What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight – it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” Do you remember who said those famous words? Or when? For some (like yours truly), you may... Continue Reading →

Social media isn’t all bad

Earlier this week, I posted this on our Facebook page: Hey, friends! We need some help! Who do you know that might be willing to donate ANY of the following items for our AIM program: Rotary cutter for fabric, fabric... Continue Reading →

WorkForce Diversity puts people in dream jobs

I’ve talked a lot about our community partners. The businesses and volunteers who come in, make a difference and leave us a better organization than the way they found us. Some businesses, though, support us year-round by employing adults in... Continue Reading →

That time I wrote a blog…

Full disclosure: I used to write a blog. I stopped. I didn’t stop because I ran out of things to write about. Goodness sakes. There are a millions things I could write about working at Bona Vista. From the adults... Continue Reading →

Troy Bowers: The man. The myth. The legend.

Troy Bowers. The man. The myth. The legend. If you’ve toured, worked for or had a United Way Loaned Associate presentation from Bona Vista in the past 15 years, you’ve probably met Bona Vista’s Community Education Coordinator Troy Bowers. His... Continue Reading →

Bona Vista proud to be part of downtown

On June 2, the Strawberry Festival will be held on the square in downtown Kokomo starting at 11am.  If you’ve never been because you are new to Kokomo or you live under a rock, you need to check it out!... Continue Reading →

Take me out to the ballgame… for a good cause!

Take me out to the ball game, Take me out with the crowd, Buy me some peanuts and crackerjacks… That’s right, it’s baseball season! I don’t know about you, but at our house that’s a pretty exciting time. My husband... Continue Reading →

Miss Amazing is more than just a title!

If you have ever met Sommer Kitts, what I’m about to tell you will come as little to no surprise. And, if you’ve been on Bona Vista’s social media in the past couple of weeks, you already know part of... Continue Reading →

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