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Frequently Asked Questions

Disability & Elderly Services

Who is eligible for services?

In order to receive services from The Larrabee Center an individual must meet the following entrance criterial

  1. Choose to participate in the program
  2. Have a disability diagnosed by a qualified professional
  3. Be at least 18 years of age
  4. Be capable of independent mobility and able to meet personal needs (with or without assistance)
  5. Not be harmful to self or others
  6. Have funding available, or be able to pay fees
How do I apply for services?

The first step to apply for services is to complete a referral form. This can be done by the individual/guardian or case manager making the referral. If you are interested in services, we suggest you contact one of our program managers. Contact information is available on the CONTACT US page.

How do I pay for services/Who pays for the services?

Funding is available for eligible participants through county/regional funds, Medicaid, the Iowa Department of Vocational Rehabilitation or on a private pay basis.

Who do I contact for help with funding?

If you are currently eligible for Medicaid, contact your case manager or managed care organization. If you do not have a case manager, please contact us and we can help guide you in who to contact for establishing eligibility for funding.

Does The Larrabee Center offer housing?

The Larrabee Center serves as landlord to 13 units in northwest Waverly. These units are eligible for Section 8 (HUD) housing assistance. We do not provide 24-hour supervised housing.

Who can ride the transportation route?

Our free Saturday transportation route is available to individuals living in Waverly, Shell Rock and Janesville who are 50 years or older and to individuals with disabilities. To sign up for a ride, call John at (319) 352-2234. 

What cities/counties does The Larrabee Center provide services to?

The Larrabee Center provides services to individuals in Bremer, Butler and Grundy Counties.

Does The Larrabee Center provide children’s services?

The Larrabee Center does not provide children’s services.

Does The Larrabee Center provide 24-hour care/sites?

The Larrabee Center does not provide 24-hour supervised sites or 24-hour services.

Does The Larrabee Center provide payee services?

The Larrabee Center can assist clients with budgeting but we do not offer representative payee services.

What things can The Larrabee Center help me with?

The Larrabee Center can assist individuals to overcome barriers to living independently in the community. Areas of focus include maintaining health/mental health, social and communication skills, leisure and recreation, financial planning and budgeting, daily living skills and building natural supports, as well as employment related skills training and supports to assist individuals to become employed in the community.

Trinket & Togs

How are The Larrabee Center and Trinkets & Togs connected?

Trinkets & Togs Thrift Stores are owned and operated by The Larrabee Center, Inc. Trinkets & Togs helps meet the mission of The Larrabee Center by offering work and volunteer opportunities to individuals with disabilities. Revenues from the thrift store support client services as well.

How can we host a clothing drive for Trinkets & Togs?

If your group, church or business is interested in supporting our mission through a clothing drive, please contact Lori Shepherd, Retail Services Manager at (319) 352-8029 or via email at Lori@larrabeecenter.org

What can I donate at Trinkets & Togs?

Trinkets & Togs accepts gently used clothing, household goods and furniture during regular business hours. If you are unsure about a donation you would like to make, please feel free to call the store in Waverly at (319) 352-8029 or in Grundy Center (319) 825-8030.

Does Trinkets & Togs pick up donations?

We do not offer pick up for donations.

Does Trinkets & Togs offer delivery for furniture?

We do not offer furniture delivery. We do ask that if you are purchasing a large furniture piece our staff will do their best to load furniture into your vehicle but ask that you bring help if possible to assist.

Can customers put items on hold at Trinkets & Togs?

We allow customers to put a hold on furniture items only. Furniture items can be held until the end of the following business day.

What is the return policy at Trinkets & Togs?

Return Policy: ONLY electrical & battery operated items that do not work can be returned for STORE CREDIT within 7 business days with the original Trinkets & Togs price sticker and store receipt. Any item with an "As Is" sticker cannot be returned. NO CASH REFUNDS

Does Trinkets & Togs offer receipts for tax purposes?

We offer receipts to our donors upon request.

Does Trinkets & Togs have gift certificates?

Gift certificates are available for purchase in the amount of your choice.

Can I volunteer at Trinkets & Togs?

Yes! We are always looking for volunteers.  Whether your group or organization is looking for a one-time project or you would like to volunteer on a regular basis, contact Lori via email at Lori@larrabeecenter.org or at (319) 352-8029. For more information on volunteering, click here to go to our volunteer page.

Does Trinkets & Togs offer consignment?

We operate solely as a thrift store and do not offer consignment.

Other

How can I get involved in supporting the mission of The Larrabee Center?

There are many ways to get involved in supporting our mission. First, be sure to sign up for our e-newsletter to receive quarterly updates and information on special events. We can use volunteers

Does The Larrabee Center need volunteers?

The Larrabee Center welcomes volunteers, both individuals and small groups. Whether your group or organization is looking for a one-time project or you would like to volunteer on a regular basis, contact us via email at larrabee@larrabeecenter.org or call (319) 352-2234. If you are interested in volunteering specifically with Trinkets & Togs Thrift Store, contact Lori via email at Lori@larrabeecenter.org or at (319) 352-8029. For more information on volunteering, click here to go to our volunteer page.

How do I apply for a job?

Applications are available any time from our office in Waverly or from Trinkets & Togs locations in Waverly and Grundy Center. Our employment application can also be printed from our website.

Can someone speak to our group about The Larrabee Center services?

If you are interested in having a representative of The Larrabee Center speak to your group or organization, contact Jessica via email at Jessica@larrabeecenter.org or call (319) 352-8868.