Listen to Deana Fisher, St. Louis Center’s Chief Operating Officer, discuss how the pandemic has affected the Center emotionally and financially during the pandemic, and how the Center has adapted.

St. Louis Center operates with the philosophy that there are no limited persons, but rather persons with limits.

EMU’s Washtenaw United, Aug. 2, 2021:  Deana discusses how St. Louis Center residents return to involvement in community activities and in partnership with local employer after the many months of pandemic. During that time residents went from full and active days to remaining in their individual homes, unable to visit with families or even friends from other buildings at the Center.

Click below to listen or read the transcript of Deana Fisher’s interview with WEMU’s David Fair in its entirety.

Listen to Deana Fisher on WEMU's Washtenaw United

Listen to Deana Fisher on WEMU’s Washtenaw United

About WEMU’s Washtenaw United:

“WEMU has partnered with the United Way of Washtenaw County to explore the people, organizations, and institutions creating opportunity and equity in our area.  And, as part of this ongoing series, you’ll also hear from the people benefiting and growing from the investments being made in the areas of our community where there are gaps in available services.  It is a community voice.  It is ‘Washtenaw United.'”

About Deana Fisher, COO:

Deana Fisher has been Chief Operations Officer of St. Louis Center for the past 4 years. She has an MSW from Wayne State University, and has spent the last 40 years advocating for children and persons with disabilities through work at the Children’s Center in Detroit, Wayne Center in Detroit, and the Northeast Guidance Center.