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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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Tiki Time Coming Sooner Than You Think
Tiki Time 2016 is scheduled for Saturday, July 30 this year. It will be held at the 4H Fairgrounds and Conference Center. The time will be from 6 -10 pm.
We hope you will consider donating an item or service for our auction, but we also hope you will purchase tickets and bring some friends to join the fun.
We’ll have live music, games, dinner and drinks to give that tropical island get-a-way feeling for the evening.
Watch this site and our Facebook Page for details as the date comes closer. >>
Saying Goodbye to an Strong Leader, Supporter and Advocate
Sycamore lost a very good friend, Ralph Dunkin, Sycamore’s Board President for several years, passed away in January 2015. Ralph had served on the board as a Director and the President for nearly 20 years. He was highly educated and trained but always remained down-to-earth as an advocate for persons with disabilities and a supporter for those who serve them.
Ralph and his wife, Gerry, have been avid supporters of our annual Tiki Time fundraiser and each year, as an auction item, donated a ride on their donkey cart in the Quaker Day Parade. The ride always drew big interest and lots of bids each year.
It will be difficult to replace him, but Sycamore’s Board is comprised of people with compassion, knowledge and experience with our programs and we are confident that we will move into the future with strong support to best serve our consumers, our personnel and our agency.
We wish a fond farewell to a very good friend.
Sycamore Adds Counseling Services
Did you know that Sycamore Services provides Mental Health Counseling? Our Counselor, Jacque 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. >>