Families with disabled children still living at home reflected 100 percent satisfaction with the respite care and SCL teaching/learning services provided through Faith, Hope & Charity Community Services outreach program.
A family satisfaction survey recently completed by the nearly 40 Northwest Iowa families enrolled in the program reflected positive comments along with the high ratings.
To update the FHC board of directors on the status of the program, Tom Daniels, FHC executive director, distributed a goal review of the Community Services program at the directors' monthly meeting.
The report showed that by the end of December, both the Blue house and Concordia School adjacent to FHC's residential facility were being used for the fast growing group of respite care services. To further meet individual family needs, children are also being served in their parental homes by FHC trained caregivers.
In other business, the board reviewed the employee perfect attendance program, turnover statistics and the February 2001 financial statement.
The unanimous election of Denny Hartogh and Emily Jackson to the FHC board of directors rounded out the roster of new members for 2001. After a board orientation session, each will be assigned to serve on a subcommittee. Recently assigned to the personnel committee are new members Barb Dvergsten and Maggie Tewes. Rick Peterson and Pat Muilenburg, also new to the board, will serve on the advancement committee.