2015 – 2016 Highlights
TRANSPORTATION NEEDS: New vans were purchased to provide more opportunities for people to get out in the community.
SUBCONTRACTS: Net subcontract income from Employment Services jobs was $312,867.
PARTICIPANT WAGES: Wages paid to participants working at HDC were $318,616.
VOLUNTEERS: Many individuals and groups volunteered at HDC. Whether they worked directly with participants, served a meal or completed a work project, they made a valuable contribution. Some of the groups that volunteered their time were: American Legion Post 26, Asbury United Methodist Youth Group, St. Ambrose University, Nursing Students,John Deere Employees and Davenport Police Association.
Group HOME RENOVATIONS: Using funds from the HANDS Auxiliary fundraisers, the group homes had bathrooms remodeled, new carpet laid, appliances replaced, and more.
SECURITY UPGRADE: New security procedures were implemented at all HDC facilities to ensure a safer environment for participants, staff and visitors.
IMPROVED COMMUNICATION: A Office 365 was implemented to help facilitate communication within the organization.
MCO TRANSITION: Medicaid services transitioned to managed care organizations. HDC contracted with two of the three MCO’s.
STRATEGIC PLAN: HDC staff, board, and others participated in the development of a new strategic plan, which included new vision, mission and value statements.
SENSORY PATH: An asphalt trail was poured at the Residential Center, thanks to many generous individuals, The Easter Egg Scramble 5KRun/Walk and Jaycees of the Quad Cities. Sensory stations are planned along the trail.
HDC ENDOWMENT: Endowment fund earnings were used to complete many much-needed projects. Donors to the Endowment Fund over the years made many good things happen at HDC this year.
LEAVING A LEGACY: HDC received funds from several individuals who generously included bequests to the Center in their wills; funds that helped support some great projects.
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By being consumers, employees, taxpayers, and neighbors, HDC participants achieve a sense of belonging. From the work they do, they experience pride and satisfaction for doing a job well and being rewarded by a paycheck. By living in the community, they learn what it's like to pay bills and how to be a responsible citizen and a good neighbor.