By Marcus Denman, Executive Director
Welcome the Fall temperatures!!!
Well Village family, it is about that time of the year. GALA 2018! We have an added bonus this year as we gather to say “Thank You” to the lady who had the courage to plan and create a safe place for our children/loved ones, Kim Brusatori.
We have created a way for you to offer words of gratitude and say “thank you” in a visual manner by sharing your thoughts in a tribute book. Please see Anne Marie's article below for more information on how to participate.
Now for your Village News!
August was a pretty good month for the Village. As it pertains to income for the day program and Stoney Glen, we ended up better than budgeted. Thank you to our parents/guardians/caregivers for ensuring that your loved ones attended the day program as scheduled. Because of your commitment, our staff was able to put together fun and enjoyable activities for our Villagers.
As for Stoney Glen, I am happy that many of you have decided to take advantage of our respite program. The feedback from the families has been great, and the staff at Stoney Glen have done an excellent job ensuring their stay is fun and enjoyable. This has led to many returning for respite.
However, there are still a few open dates available, so sign up today!
Although we did not end the month on a positive note (positive net income), we continue to trend upwards.
By now, all families receiving transportation services have been notified of the change in transportation cost. I have heard from a few of you who have expressed their understanding and support of the price increase. As I have stated in previous communications, this was a last resort. I thank each of you for your continued support.
I am pleased to announce that the Village has again received a grant from the HCDE (Harris County Department of Education) to help fund our After-School Care Program for anyone 16 and up. This grant goes into effect October 8, 2018. The grant will allow those individuals still in school to experience the fun services of our After-School Care Program. Please help me spread the word of this great opportunity of service for our community. This grant allows the Village to stay true to its purpose and commitment to serving the WHOLE COMMUNITY.
Remember to continue to check in with us via Remind.com for updated needs and happenings.
See you at the GALA!