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7th Annual HANDS Auxiliary “Beat the January Blues” Trivia Night

7th Annual HANDS Auxiliary “Beat the January Blues” Trivia Night

The 7th Annual HANDS Auxiliary “Beat the January Blues” Trivia Night is Friday, January 19, 2018.  Come join the fun at Northgate Place, next to the HyVee on Kimberly and Spring St. in Davenport. Call 563-391-4834 or send an email to carolfoster@hdcmail.org to reserve your table.         ...

Joy and Gifts Make Project Possible

A grant from the Regional Development Authority got the fundraising effort for the project off to a great start.  That was followed by a wonderful response from many other individuals, families and organizations.  One of those organizations was Brittany’s Gifts, a not-for-profit named after the late Brittany Manders that supports two organizations that were dear to Brittany, one of which is HDC where Brittany’s sister Angie receives services.  Brittany’s Gifts made a generous donation to the canopy project.  Part of that contribution was made possible by this year’s Bix 7 Race’s Beat the Elite runner, Joy Ripslinger. Over the years, the Manders and Ripslinger families spent a lot of time together.  Living right next door and with children of similar ages, the families became very close.  Brittany’s father, Jeff Manders, said, “Brittany used to take Joy and (sister Rose Ripslinger) underneath her wing and she used to call them her two angels.” Ever since Brittany’s Gifts was established by the Manders, the Ripslinger family has been one of its biggest supporters.  When Joy was chosen to participate in the Beat the Elite competition, she knew exactly where she wanted the prize money to go.  Because she was soon to become an NCAA athlete, running for an elite college program starting in the Fall, Joy was unable to accept the prize money associated with the Beat the Elite challenge.  So, when Linda Manders told her about the canopy project, Joy was thrilled to be able to help.  “I’m so happy that I can do that.  I never thought I could give back in that way,” said Joy. Funds for the...

Handicapped Development Center Surveys

Please take a few minutes to complete an online survey.  Two online surveys are available, and must be completed by November 24, 2017. One survey is designed for HDC participants. Individuals can go online to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VG9LPWM in order to complete the survey.  This survey includes questions for all four program areas (Employment Services, Personal Independence Services, Community Residential Services and the Residential Center). If individuals need or request assistance to complete the survey, HDC Casemanagers are available to help.  If families would prefer to assist their family member with completing the survey, they should contact the individual’s Employment Services or Personal Independence Services Casemanager. For HDC participants who are not involved in one of the two day programs (Employment Services or Personal Independence Services), someone will be in contact with you to provide instructions and an opportunity to complete a survey. The second survey contains questions directed toward families/guardians/interested persons. The link to this survey is https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SMBWBTR. Paper copies of both surveys are available by request at all HDC locations. However, we encourage everyone to complete the online version, if possible.  The deadline for the surveys to be completed is November 24, 2017.  We appreciate your honest and constructive feedback....