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HDC Enterprises

HDC Enterprises is a new initiative that will allow people in the HDC workshop to continue working. Over the past few years, workshop services have gone out of favor and funding is beginning to dwindle. Because HDC has many individuals and families who appreciate the workshop and would like to see it continue as an option, HDC is embarking on a new project to ensure the workshop remains. HDC Enterprises will operate out of the same space that a portion of the current workshop now occupies. Participants will become regular HDC employees, will earn minimum wage to start, and will receive benefits as regular employees. Subcontract work will be funneled into HDC Enterprises and the income off that work will help it become a self-sustaining entity. To ensure the success of HDC Enterprises, we are in need of some equipment and other items to get it launched. You can help get this project off the ground by making a contribution to support it. <You can make a donation here> or send a contribution to HDC, 3402 Hickory Grove Road, Davenport, IA 52806 and indicate that you would like it to be directed to HDC Enterprises. Thank you for your support of this important project.  ...

Awards for Staff Excellence

Every year at the HDC Board of Directors’ Annual Recognition Dinner, staff members from each department are presented with an HDC Excellence Award for performing their duties above and beyond what is expected.  This year’s excellence award recipients were:   Residential Center:                                       Casey Mbakwe, Nurse                     Personal Independence Services:              Stephanie Anderson, Mealtime Aide                    Employment Services:                                 Amber Williams, Casemanager                                         Community Residential Services:               Joni Holt, Support Staff                                           Support Staff:                                                Ann Fell-Miller, Accountant   In addition to these awards, one staff person is presented with the Gary Ashcraft Memorial Award, which recognizes someone who displays humor, dedication, and a positive attitude. All staff members are invited to submit nominations for the Gary Ashcraft award.      This year’s recipient was:                             Daniel Luke Ade, Resident Counselor   Congratulations also goes to those staff members who were nominated for this honor:   Jessica Powers, Personal Independence Aide Kathy Kress, Employment Services Shop Supervisor Amber Williams, Employment Services Casemanager Destany Metcalf, Community Residential Services Casemanager Diane Wyatt, Housekeeping Supervisor Monique McNesby, Employment Services Instructor Connie Thompson, Job Coach Diantha Hill, Medical Advocate   Replace the Legislative Review piece with:   Participant Achievement Award Presented At the HDC Board of Directors’ Recognition Annual Dinner each year, participants from each department are presented with an Achievement Award for goal achievement and other accomplishments.   The 2018 Participant Achievement Award Recipients:   Residential Center:                                       Debra Hoon   Personal Independence Services:              Robert “Bob” Allison                        Employment Services:                                 David Andresen                    Community Employment Services:           Donald Cole                           Community Residential Services:              Rosemary McShane   These individuals worked hard on their goals during this year and received the recognition they deserve...

The Survey Says…

The HDC mission statement begins with “As a premier service provider…”. So, we continually are evaluating services to achieve that premier status. Asking for input and feedback from families and guardians is one way to do that, and the recent Parent/Guardian survey helped. Here is a summary of the survey results: 100% of the respondents agreed or strongly agreed that the Casemanager/Program Supervisor is accessible to address issues or concerns regarding services. 100% of respondents agreed or strongly agreed that they would recommend HDC to others in need of services. 94% of respondents agreed or strongly agreed that HDC staff treat their family member with respect and dignity, that they are encouraged to participate in the planning of their family member’s services, and that they are satisfied overall with the services their family member receives. The results were overwhelmingly very positive and also provided good feedback for continued improvement in the areas of communication. Families and guardians like to stay informed about their family member’s activities, progress, and other matters, and HDC is committed to providing whatever information they seek. The feedback is much appreciated, and thanks go to those people who took the time to complete this year’s survey. Of course, families and guardians are always encouraged to speak to someone when issues arise, so those issues can be addressed in a timely manner.  ...