What Parents are Saying

Provider of Choice — First let me introduce ourselves. My name is Linda Lambert and my spouse is Jamie. This young lady is Jessica. She was born with Down syndrome and has been a part in our lives for 21 years now. As parents we are very proud of all of her accomplishments in her young life. It has been our goal to provide her with the best love and care that we could bestow upon her. Having heard of the HCS program a few years back, we enrolled Jessica on the waiting list. We all know how long it takes for your time to come up. After saying that I want to add that I think it is great that such a program exists and it is well worth it once you become eligible. This is what brings me to the point that I want to address. Finding the right provider is the most important part of the process in my point of view. The provider should be able to take care of all the needs that each individual deserves. Each and every person has different needs to be addressed and you want a provider that can handle and deliver that on a regular basis. 

McKenna LLC is the dedicated provider that we have chosen for our daughter. I am so delighted with Lauren and her wonderful staff! The picture above says it all. Jessica enjoys the activities and really loves the Thursday bowling day. Oh by the way, the young man in the background is Thomas. He has Autism and also enjoys the bowling and activities as well. We all know what the loved ones in our lives needs are, be sure that they get it and check out your provider and get some input from the other families that has individuals in the program.

Our choice was McKenna LLC. We want the best for Jessica and we have found the provider that has covered all the expectations and needs for our daughter. Give Lauren and her staff a call. It may be what you looking for in a provider as well. Feel free to call me too!

Bless you all!

Linda and Jamie Lambert

As most of you already know, having a family member with any kind of special need is challenging. Finding quality care, finding support and finding peace in a program that was designed with these things in mind is far more difficult than it should be. After all, that call saying your family member had made it to the top of the list is what we've all dreamed of!

Unfortunately, that does not guarantee the quality care we all expected. There are many organizations
and individuals that are only in this business to make as much money as quickly as possible. That is not the case if you are fortunate enough to come across Lauren McKenna!

Lauren and her staff are like a cool breeze on a hot day. Their sincere caring attitude and honesty are what the HCS program was supposed to be. Lauren's experience in the field is real and not inflated or simply made up. She takes to heart what your family member needs for a life filled with dignity and purpose. Her staff works hard to ensure a program designed specifically for what your family member not only needs, but what they actually want. Decisions are made collectively with family and client and not based on what will work for the provider.

I highly recommend Lauren McKenna. In my opinion, this is the very best of the best! My brother has thrived in ways even I didn't think possible. Her facilities are lovely, her staff caring and she is the real deal!

Marilyn Shannon

It is with great pleasure that I recommend Lauren McKenna and the Community Connection. I have known Lauren in a variety of capacities for thirteen years. She is my son's HCS provider and has been working with him for nearly a year. I have worked with her staff in the past. They are great to work with and always willing to help with the clients.

Lauren has always displayed a high degree of integrity, responsibility, and ambition. She is definitely a leader rather than a follower. In addition to her excellent scholastic accomplishments, she has proven her leadership ability by organizing with me for years in Houston, TX to provide athletes with intellectual and other related developmental disabilities the opportunity to compete and learn good sportsmanship.

The Community Connection is a well run program. Lauren takes the time to design a program for each client. In order for a program to continue to grow, the clients have to be happy and kept busy. She is doing all the right things, because her program is growing everyday. Every client is special to her and the clients all love Lauren.

In summary, I highly recommend Lauren McKenna to be your child's HCS provider. I am happy to give her my wholehearted endorsement.
If you have any questions, please do no hesitate to contact me.


Janet Hollman