In April 1972, the Cass County Sheltered Workshop Association was organized as a non-profit group to transport 11 individuals to the workshop facility in Grandview, Missouri.
Over the next 6 years, the county workshop would relocate to Harrisonville, Missouri discontinuing their standing as a satellite office of Greater Kansas City Foundation Workshop and become the recipient of Cass County’s first tax levy intended to improve services for residents with disabilities, before relocating once again to our present facility located at 1800 Vine Street in Harrisonville, Missouri in 1978.
Peggy J. Kutchback was appointed as Executive Director in 1985 and has overseen the addition of many programs and services geared toward establishing a more personalized service for the individuals we serve. These services include the Supported Employment (est. 1991), Day Habilitation Program (est. 1995), NISH Sewing Program (est. 2000), Targeted Case Management (est. 2007).
The facility itself has also seen its share of additions and improvements to better accommodate our growing work force, both staff and individuals. Most recently, an additional building was leased for housing the Targeted Case Management staff and Casco’s retail store, Tall Grass Treasures in December 2010.
In April of 2014, Robert Greenwood was promoted to Assistant Exceutive Director. In November of 2014, Peggy Kutchback retired. Robert Greenwood is now the official Executive Director.
Though the needs of our individuals are ever changing, Casco has maintained a constant goal of encouraging all individuals to be independent and productive, and to practice self determination to the highest degree possible for the each individual.