Who has the best DSPs? We do! Next week is Direct Support Professionals (DSP) Recognition Week, so we will be trying to show all of our Rock Star DSPs how much they mean to the Center of Hope. If you happen to see any of our DSPs please say, thank you!
Your September update from the Center of Hope In this month's update we'll celebrate our Direct Support Professionals, wind down Summer with Rock for the Center, meet staff member Sue Rohl, get ready for GourMutts, and announce two new grants for the Center of Hope. Also, mark your calendars for HarvestFest.
Rockford Cosmopolitan Charities grants Center of Hope $2,500 Barbara Olson Center of Hope has received a $2,500 grant from Rockford Cosmopolitan Charities for its Community Inclusion project. The purpose of the project is to help our participants who have developmental disabilities become as independent as possible and to build skills they
Center of Hope receives $9,000 grant from William S. Howard Charitable Trust Barbara Olson Center of Hope is proud to announce it has received a $9,000 grant from the William S. Howard Charitable Trust for its Bridges to the Future transitions program. Bridges to the Future is a program at Barbara
GourMutts are back! Premium treats with a purpose. GourMutts, the Center of Hope’s handmade gourmet dog biscuits, are back in production. GourMutts first started as a small craft program that provided a chance for our participants to learn a variety of skills that will assist them in their daily lives as
Meet Sue Rohl Sue Rohl is participant services/nursing assistant at the Center of Hope. She will be celebrating her 22nd anniversary in November. We asked Sue about her time at the Center. Please describe your role at the Center. To help families and group homes with new referrals, I make sure
Summer Fun at the Center Friday, August 27, was Rock for the Center, a summer afternoon of fun for our participants and their families. There were games, music, and cool treats. Thank you to everyone who made it possible! “It was a great afternoon seeing our participants, staff and families just
Super Shredder Day 2021 On Saturday, July 24, Barbara Olson Center of Hope joined State Representative, Maurice West and Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful for Super Shredder Day at the KNIB Rockford Recycle Center, 4665 Hydraulic Road. READ MORE Meet Linda Ditsworth Linda Ditsworth, production/direct support professional (DSP) lead,
Center of Hope receives grant for new vehicle Barbara Olson Center of Hope is proud to announce it has received a grant from The Blazer Foundation to purchase a new small SUV for transferring individuals with developmental disabilities into the community. This vehicle will allow the Center of Hope to cost-effectively
Meet Linda Ditsworth Linda Ditsworth, production/direct support professional (DSP) lead, has been at the Center of Hope for 46 years, starting in 1975 through a youth program. We asked Linda about her time at the Center. Please describe your role at the Center. My duties in production include setting up