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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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COMING SOON – CARF International will be visiting Sycamore Services
June 18 through June 20 a team of Surveyors from CARF International will evaluate how well we are doing at meeting international standards of service quality. Successful completion of this survey will earn continued accreditation and assure stakeholders of our quality services.
Surveyors will interview people who receive services, their families, our staff, and others. Some questions they survey team might ask are:
*Do we provide a clean and safe setting?
*Do you receive the services you need and
*Are you treated with respect?
*Do you take part in planning your services?
*Are you told what you need to know about your
*Do you know where to go with questions or
If you would like to talk to a survey team member, or if you want to learn more about CARF International, please let one of our staff members know. You may also contact CARF directly.
Mail: CARF International, 6951 E Southpoint Rd, Tucson, AZ 85756
Tiki Time July 26 2014 Catch the Wave
Put your cold weather thoughts aside and think about summer!
Save the date for Tiki Time! Catch the Wave with us on Saturday, July 26, 2014, from 6 to 10 pm. Eric Halvorson will be our guest host for the evening. The Hendricks County 4H Fairgrounds and Conference Center will be the site for Tiki Time. The Tides will be there again to add their musical talents to the evening’s fun. Be a Sponsor – Be a Donor. For more info Go to Support Us and click the Tiki Time button. Tickets are $35 each or a table of 8 can be reserved for $250. BE A SPONSOR – We have sponsorship levels from Swells to Tsunamis. BE A DONOR – We are looking for donations to use as auction items and we will accept small and large items. BE THERE – Be a part of the fun and, all the time, you’ll be part of making a positive difference in the lives of children and adults who are working to overcome daily challenges. Sycamore develops person-centered plans so services will build independence in school, at home, in the work place and in the community. You can make a difference by working with us. Make your plan today by marking your calendar for July 26, 2014 and join us for Tiki Time – Catch the Wave. Call Karen at (317) 745-4715 for more information. >>
Duke Energy Works for Sycamore
Volunteer employees of Duke Energy led by Kent Welty, put in a full day at Sycamore’s Danville site on Friday, May 23 as part of their Global Service Event. They updated landscaping and planted gardens with assistance from Sycamore Consumers. Duke Employees with Kent Welte included Charles Smith, Margie Lustgarten, Chris Arbuckle, Mark Stanley, Dickie Breeding, Ron Slover and Patty Sullivan. Local businesses donated to the effort, too. Edwards Equipment donated use of a tractor and tiller. GreenCycle McCarty donated mulch and Lowe’s of Avon gave discounts on purchases of bedding plants, tools and potting soil. Cinnamon Girls Catering of Coatesville and Pizza King of Avon donated breakfast and lunch for workers. Sycamore wants to thank everyone at Duke for their continuing commitment to Sycamore and those we serve. Duke has also been an ongoing sponsor for our Tiki Time fundraiser. >>
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. >>