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Sycamore Services, Inc. makes a difference in the lives of individuals with intellectual or developmental delays, Autism and others experiencing daily challenges by providing individualized training and services to increase independence and enhance their quality of life.
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CARF Survey Completed with 3 Year Accreditation
June 18 through June 20 a team of Surveyors from CARF International visited offices, spoke with consumers, families and other stakeholders to learn what they thought about the quality of Sycamore’s services.
Everyone interviewed expressed their satisfaction with Sycamore’s programs. Some spoke highly of the agency and their direct service staff.
We would like to thank everyone for taking the time to share with the surveyors. We want to thank all the staff who assisted with coordinating appointments and meeting places.
We want to express our pride that we received the highest accreditation possible from CARF and we look forward to providing quality programs for a long time to come. >>
Tiki Time July 26 2014 Catch the Wave
Thanks to all who sponsored, donated, volunteered and purchased tickets. Without you , we couldn’t do it. Tiki Time! Catch the Wave took place Saturday, July 26, 2014, from 6 to 10 pm at the 4H Fairgrounds & Conference Center. Eric Halvorson was our guest host for the evening. The Tides were there to add their musical talents to the evening’s fun. Door prizes were given away and the auctions were lively and fun. >>
Sycamore Adds Counseling Services
Did you know that Sycamore Services provides Mental Health Counseling? Our Counselor, Jacquie McBride, comes with over 25 years of experience in the counseling field. Jacquie has worked with children, adolescents, adults and families in solution-based therapy. She holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Indiana University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Therapy from Illinois State University.
Counseling services are provided for people who may be struggling with relationship issues, life changes, stress, depression, behavioral challenges, and anxiety. People enter counseling to understand and move through emotional obstacles, increase well-being, improve behavior, and heal suffering. We accept Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Medicaid.
For more information or to see up an appointment, please call 317-745-4715.
One Mother’s Comments
Recently, a mother of one of our consumers sent this note to Bill Kelsay, Director of Community/Day Programs.
“After a very stressful yet successful day, I was blessed to come home and take some quick shots of my babygirl and her amazing assistant, Elaina. Its one thing to have a great person to care for your child in your absence, but it’s an awesome feeling to know that the person who’s caring for your child, truly cares for her!!! It truly does a mother’s heart good! For that, I thank God!!!”
Sycamore’s Direct Service Personnel go through an intensive orientation that include individual specific training to help them learn about the individuals they will be serving. We take pride in selecting employees who see their value in what they do and who they serve. Elaina has taken a step beyond that of a caregiver to becoming a friend.
In Memory of Bob Gootee
We want to thank all those who donated to Sycamore in memory of Bob Gootee, Jr. Bob served Sycamore in various ways over many years. He sat on our Board of Directors and, as a parent, he was actively involved in services being provided by Sycamore. He played a large role in the acquisition and opening of our Indy South Day Program. Bob did a lot of things for Sycamore and we will miss him. We will remember his ready smile and willingness to do whatever we needed to get a job done. Many have sent donations since his passing and its easy to see he had earned love and respect from many. Thank you all for your generosity as we remember a willing worker, a loving parent and a very good friend. >>