Julie and Dale Harrah - Co-founders, CEO
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Ashley and Jonathan Harrah - Co-founders, Treasurer/COO

Our Philosophy

We believe in person centered and positive creative service approaches to individual challenges. Our focus is on the whole person, his/her abilities, desires, and feelings.

All activities, meals, conversations, social events, and etc. should revolve around the needs and wants of the person served. We are dedicated to operating in a manner that is respectful, responsible, and resourceful.

Living with Purpose is a company dedicated to providing qualified and compassionate staff,  and other supports, to individuals with Developmental Disabilities.   

Our Story

Living with Purpose of Missouri, Inc. was established in 2015 and is a family owned private business based in Saint Charles, Missouri.  We are licensed and certified by the Missouri Department of Mental Health as a provider of community-based services to individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. We offer residential and personal assistant services to individuals and their families in the Greater St. Louis area.  

The Harrah family started Living with Purpose after many co-workers, individual’s families and guardians suggested they should start their own agency.  The Harrah’s have many years of combined experience working with individuals with disabilities.

Our Passion

We are driven by a desire to see others grow, achieve their goals and live life with purpose and fulfillment.

Meet the Team
Dale Harrah

Founder, President & CEO

Dale is an advocate for individuality, growth and a person’s full potential to accomplish their dreams. He began working as a Direct Care Professional in 2011 and has served many management roles within the field before starting Living With Purpose.  He believes that everyone should have the opportunity to live purpose filled lives and that people can overcome anything that keeps them from that goal… sometimes it might require a little help and encouragement.

Dale has a BA in Business and Marketing Management from Concordia University. He is an ordained minister with over thirty years of ministry experience and recently served as Distance Learning Director for the United Pentecostal Church International’s publishing house.

Dale lives in Saint Charles with his wife Julie and their Golden-Doodle named Wrigley.  He is a pannapictagraphists, collects Superman memorabilia and is a native of Chicago.  He has lived in the Saint Louis area since 1995, and has learned you can’t wear a Cubs hat within 100 miles of the Arch.

Co-founder, Vice President & COO

Jonathan Harrah is a licensed minister that has worked with individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism in home settings his entire career. He believes everyone has a purpose and it is our duty to assist them in finding it.

Starting as a Direct Support Professional while in college, he quickly focused on individuals with physical aggression and other high-risk behaviors. Over several years, he worked his way up through management and leadership; the more extreme the behavior and circumstance he found, the more interesting he found the job. He knows that if we look past the problem behaviors, we can see the real person and inspire that person to live a full life with purpose.

He feels just as comfortable conducting a business meeting as he does working in the field. He is up for anything: leading a church service, painting a canvas, dressing up at Comic-Con, or playing board games… although he isn’t a fan of watching sports. He feels no job is above or below him and is willing to help in any way he can. When not at work, he loves spending time with his wife, Ashley; children, Scarlet, Knight, and Florence (Ren); and dogs, Krypto, and Indiana Bones.

Jonathan Harrah
Letitia - Program Director
Shannon - Behavior Services Director
Chris - Nursing Director
Krissi - Human Services Generalist
Cindy - Executive Assistant
Hannah - Administrative Assistant
Julie

Finance Manager 

 

Karissa

Community Nurse

 

Anthony

Program Coordinator

 

Amy

Program Coordinator

 

David

Training Manager

 

Katie

Board Certified Behavior Analyst  BCBA

Anna

Board Certified Behavior Analyst  BCBA

Ryan

Personnel Coordinator

 

Timothy

Communications Director

 

Keith

Asset Manager

We are driven by a desire to see others grow, achieve their goals
and live life with purpose and fulfillment.