This last year has brought some fun, new things to the D&S Denton area. A little over a year ago we reopened the Foxcroft home. We also welcomed new office staff and new individuals to our program. We are excited to serve all of our new individuals in the HCS and Texas Home Living programs.
The Foxcroft home is not only our newest home, but one of our busiest and most active. The women of the Foxcroft home, Suzie, Martha, and Mary, are always looking for new and fun things to do. They attended a Texas Rangers baseball game, went to a theater play in Denton, and coordinated a trip to Six Flags for the Holiday season, to name a few things.
Another new opportunity for Denton this year has been community-based jobs. We are proud to have Mary working at Wal-Mart, and Martha working at McDonald’s. We also have several other people working with DARS to find community employment.
Through the efforts of our staff and partnerships with day habilitation programs, people were able to experience community outings, community involvement, and participate in the Special Olympics. Highlights this year included weekend fishing, Frank Buck Zoo, tours of Texas Motor Speedway and Cowboys Stadium, lots of bowling, community clean-up volunteering, and Special Olympics basketball. One of the most enjoyable events was the staging of the Wizard of Oz at Special Abilities dayhab that starred many people from D&S! What a performance!
We also welcomed several new individuals into our program through the Texas Home Living and HCS programs. Things are off to great start, and we are excited what the next year will bring for all of them!
Joining our office staff of Lacey Supak, Program Director; Chris Hofherr, Administrative Assistant, Jennifer Kirkpatrick, CSM; Phil Lasater, Maintenance; were new Case Service Managers Jenny Culbertson and Yamilette Smith. Also joining the team this year were RN’s Donna Bledsoe and Jacqui Garrison. We are excited to have them around!