Appeals letter- what, why and who does it benefit?
What is an Appeals Letter?
It is a way for HoH to share with you our accomplishments within our agency and to highlight remaining needs for our residents. It allows us to continue to tell our story of successes and shortcomings.
Why do we need to Appeal?
To put it simply, there are gaps in our state funding. When we see a need, like technology for our residents during apandemic and our agency creates a program to support that, it is not supported through DHS. We write grants to obtain the money needed to run the program. Our HHH and T.E.C.H. Programs are funded externally.
Who does it benefit?
Our resident’s are the ones who gain. It is our job to make certain that they are well-cared for with safe homes, well-trained staff and access to resources.
We are lucky enough to support these resident’s everyday! We truly are blessed to get to know them and to spend time with each them and their families. Pictured below are just a few of them. Look at those smiles! This is why we do what we do. But, we also need your support to help us fulfill our mission of Serving and Supporting Adults with Intellectual Disabilities in a Manner Inspired by God’s Call.
Your dollars could help with...
Craft items, materials, new games and movies for the winter, especially with COVID $100
Crafting encourages creativity and keeping our residents engaged while staying at home due to COVID is very important to our over all wellbeing.
New exercise equipment for resident's to use in the home $250
We encourage a healthy lifestyle for all and having the ability to work out at home keeps us safe with upticks in COVID and flu season.
Essential routine maintenance and upkeep on our homes $500
Home maintenance is a priority and can be quite expensive. We currently have six homes to care for.
T.E.C.H. Program needs (engaging apps, adaptive technology) $1200
This our newest program that allowed us to remain connected to the outside world using laptops during the pandemic and beyond. This came in handy for telehealth during the shutdown as well.
Updated furnishings for our homes $1000
Our goal is to make our houses feel like homes.