Serving people with intellectual disabilities since 1971.


Cherry AlfreyCherryCherry began work as a Direct Support Professional at SLI in October of 2017. She graduated from Atchison County High School and was interested in working at SLI because of her love to help people facing tough circumstances.

When asked about the most enjoyable part of her day, Cherry replied, “When I come into work and everyone greets me with a big smile and a sincere hello. House visits are my favorite part of the job and the best part is picking up a client following their day at work and they greet you as if they haven’t seen you in over a week.”

Cherry’s hobbies include fishing, camping and enjoying the outdoors and she describes herself as an open book who just enjoys having a good time.

Something people might not know about Cherry is during her early years she was very daring and jumped off a bridge. “It was fun and scary at the same time. I was a crazy kid and loved to do stupid things. I’m lucky that I am alive,” she said.

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