The Grand Opening of 501 West Air Park Drive

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After much preparation and planning, Hillcroft Services is happy to call 501 West Air Park Drive home! Our Open House was Thursday, September 12th, 2019. Festivities included a ribbon cutting, group tours, client performances, and delicious refreshments.

Hillcroft’s 15th Annual Masters – HUGE SUCCESS!

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A great big thank you from everyone at Hillcroft Services! We appreciate everyone who supports our mission of helping people with disabilities in our community. It’s because of you that our Two-Day, SOLD OUT, 15th Annual Masters Golf Outing will go down in the history books as a…HUGE SUCCESS!

It wouldn’t have been possible without you!

This year was certainly one for the books. Despite some weather challenges to overcome, you all showed up and overwhelmed us with your support. Two Flights, Two Days, TWICE THE IMPACT for people with disabilities!

Mark your calendars for May 7th & 8th next year!

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HILLCROFT SERVICES CELEBRATES MARCH DISABILITY AWARENESS MONTH HOSTS 4th ANNUAL MUSIC CONCERT…“CONTINUING THE LOVE”

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Hillcroft Services, Inc. a local provider of services for people with disabilities, hosted its 4th Annual Music Concert on March 21, 2019 at the Muncie Civic Theatre to celebrate March Disabilities Awareness Month. “Continuing the Love” was the theme of this year’s music concert which saw nearly 250 clients, staff, and community partners attend.

The performances included the Sign Choir, ABA Clinic, Barrier Free Skit, Hillcroft Choir, Hillcroft Songwriting Group, Elm Street Color Guard, Hillcroft Young Guys Groups, Hillcroft Hand Chimes, Cole Academy Dancers, Hillcroft Orff Xylophones, and the Gentlemen’s Exercise Group. Many of the performances incorporated a variety of musical instruments such as guitars, drums, ukuleles, hand chimes, Orff instruments (xylophones and bass bars), maracas, tambourines, cabasas, and kokorikos. All decorations and props displayed at the concert were created by clients in Creativity Unlimited, another division of Hillcroft Services.

Hillcroft Services’ Music Therapy Program hit the ground running just under five years ago. Since the inception of the program, it has flourished, and currently serves 185 clients from ages 3 to 85. “The Music Therapy Program was founded with the intent of helping our clients become more involved in the community, by means of partnerships and outreach programs. Clients have continued to express their interests in new music ideas and groups at Hillcroft. It has been our role to assist them in developing the skills needed (i.e. social, communication, daily living, etc.) to live a meaningful and fulfilling life.” said Anna Wamhoff, Music Therapy Services Coordinator.

Debbie Bennett, President & CEO said, “The Annual Music Concert is something I look forward to each year because it is so inspiring to witness our clients continue to improve year after year.”

About Hillcroft Services
Hillcroft Services, Inc. provides residential, employment, and community support services to individuals with disabilities in several counties in East Central Indiana. The mission of Hillcroft is: “To provide innovative services and supports for People with disabilities and their families; resulting in extraordinary differences in People’s lives.” Hillcroft is focused on creating a culture of strong values, understanding the importance of ethical behavior, and maintaining high quality services to the people we serve. If you would like more information on how you can support Hillcroft Services and the Building Better Futures capital campaign, please visit https://www.hillcroft.org/contribute/ or contact Dan Wolfert at 765-284-4166 Ext. 1108 or dwolfert@hillcroft.org.

Hillcroft Awarded Chamber of Commerce Chairman’s Award

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Hillcroft Services, Inc. a local provider of services for individuals with disabilities, was awarded the special Chairman’s Award at the 9th annual Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce Chamber Champions luncheon held at the Horizon Convention Center. Hillcroft was honored in front of nearly 200 community partners for their dedication to providing services and supports to people with disabilities in the Muncie-Delaware County community.

Dr. Andrew Bowne, Chairperson of the Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors selected and presented Hillcroft Services with this prestigious award. Bowne said, “One of the opportunities you have as the chairperson for the Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is selecting the Chairman’s Award recipient. I have been incredibly impressed with Debbie Bennett and the Hillcroft Services team. They have positioned their organization to serve the community with excellence. Their new facility on Air Park Drive, coupled together with their existing ABA Clinic will create a beautiful, useful campus to serve their clients. Their expansion is also resulting in more jobs for the community, not just for people with disabilities, but people of all abilities. That is community and economic development all rolled into one project… and that is what your Chamber of Commerce is all about.”

Debbie Bennett, President & CEO of Hillcroft, accepted the award and said, “Hillcroft Services has been behind the scenes quietly providing support services to people with disabilities in this community for over 65 years. It is wonderful to be pulled into the spotlight and acknowledged for the hard work our staff do for members of this community as well as many local businesses. This award truly shows that our community acknowledges the value Hillcroft brings to this community and for that we are very grateful!”

About Hillcroft Services
Hillcroft Services, Inc. provides residential, employment, and community support services to individuals with disabilities in several counties in East Central Indiana. The mission of Hillcroft is: “To provide innovative services and supports for People with disabilities and their families; resulting in extraordinary differences in People’s lives.” Hillcroft is focused on creating a culture of strong values, understanding the importance of ethical behavior, and maintaining high quality services to the people we serve.

TRAM, Nifty Lift provide valuable service for seniors

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As a senior citizen I have found it necessary at times to avail myself of the services offered by both the city and county transportation services. Having found it necessary to stop driving I had to seek out alternative options. Maintaining my independence and being able to continue pursuing my interests is very important to me. The services provided by Nifty Lift and TRAM have allowed me to accomplish that.

Recently I spoke to John Hagan, a driver of 10 years for TRAM who said, “It has become a calling for me” because of so many nice people he meets. The drivers go over and above to make sure their riders get to their destinations safely, on time and as comfortable as possible.

Thank you to the city and county for your continued support of a very valuable service.

Margaret Dodd, Anderson

>>More information about TRAM

Source:https://www.heraldbulletin.com/opinion/letters_to_the_editor/letter-nifty-lift-tram-provide-valuable-service-for-seniors/article_863aec2c-3856-5516-93bf-f592d963c4b0.html

Second Annual Trunk or Treat for the Community

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Hillcroft Services Celebrates Halloween with Second Annual Trunk or Treat for the Community on October 27, 2018 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Hillcroft Services, Muncie, Ind., a local provider of services for the developmentally disabled is celebrating Halloween with its Second Annual Trunk or Treat for the children of our community on Saturday evening, October 27, 2018 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Hillcroft clients and their house managers are making plans to decorate cars, dress in costume and distribute candy to trick-or-treaters. Jesse Yoder, Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional (QIDP), says, “This is a way for our clients to give back to the community. We invite everyone to make this a part of your trick-or-treating plans this year.”

The Trunk or Treat will be held in the Hillcroft Services parking lot at 114 E. Streeter Avenue (Streeter is south of McGalliard Road between Walnut and Granville).

The event is sponsored by Hillcroft’s Residential Services program. Residential Services helps clients increase and strengthen their independence with everyday tasks that others may take for granted. Hillcroft offers every client the chance to become a contributing and successful member of society and believes that building relationships is the key to achieving success in life and attaining happiness.

For more information about Hillcroft’s Trunk or Treat event contact Mr. Jesse Yoder, QIDP, at 765-284-4166.

About Hillcroft Services
Hillcroft Services, Inc. provides residential, employment and community support services to individuals with disabilities in a ten county area in east central Indiana. The mission of Hillcroft is to provide innovative services and supports for People with disabilities and their families, resulting in extraordinary differences in People’s lives. Hillcroft Services encompasses several divisions: ABA Clinic, Creativity Unlimited, Hillcroft Industries and Reliable Transport. It also is a provider of employment, residential and therapy services.

Hillcroft Services Breaks Ground on Air Park Building Expansion Project

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Phase Two of $9.2 Million Project Slated to Open in Spring of 2019

MUNCIE, IN (October 1, 2018) On Monday, Hillcroft Services hosted a public groundbreaking event in front of many campaign contributors, community leaders, board members, staff and media. This historic event celebrated the beginning of the construction on the 45,000 square foot addition to the existing Air Park Drive location. The project is the second phase of the $9.2 million Building Better Futures capital campaign in which $8.4 million in funding has been secured leaving $800K as the remaining goal of the public campaign. The project is slated to be completed in the spring of 2019.

While speaking to the the event attendees, Hillcroft Services President and CEO, Debbie Bennett, stated, “Moving all of our operations to one campus will facilitate more efficient, smoother and more collaborative operations with more effective distribution of both enhanced, as well as increased services. It will allow growth in programs and yet be more cost effective. This will also guarantee the creation of 100 new jobs of tax paying, employed, productive, individuals residing in east central Indiana. This is a good thing, not just for Hillcroft, but the community at large.”

The Building Better Futures campaign will allow Hillcroft to:

  • Consolidate services from several sites into one, providing Hillcroft the opportunity to expandand better serve clients on one main campus with greater accessibility.
  • Remodel the existing space at the Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) Clinic offering the opportunity for increased capacity, allowing Hillcroft to begin serving more children on the autism spectrum.
  • Create an additional 100 new jobs in Muncie by December of 2024.
  • Increase growth in our manufacturing division, Hillcroft Industries, by employing individualswithout disabilities to work alongside our clients, creating a fully integrated work setting.Campaign Co-Chair Andy Bowne, stated, “I am grateful for Hillcroft Services and it’s unique mission for serving people with disabilities. This is an exciting time in Hillcroft’s history, consolidating campuses into one for the benefit of clients, employees, and customers alike. Today we celebrate a milestone that will allow for families like mine to thrive for many years to come.”Campaign Co-Chair Chris Cook, added, “When we look back on this day sometime in the future, my desire is not to remember how much money was raised or that a new building was built. The success of this campaign will be measured by a community appreciating and valuing those with disabilities for what they can do. Today is the beginning of that goal.”

While the public phase of the Building Better Futures campaign continues, Hillcroft is looking forward to watching the community join with them in investing in the future of Hillcroft Services’ facility consolidation and expansion to better serve the needs of those with disabilities in our community for the next 65 years and beyond.

About Hillcroft Services
Hillcroft Services, Inc. provides residential, employment, and community support services to individuals with disabilities in several counties in East Central Indiana. The mission of Hillcroft is: “To provide innovative services and supports for People with disabilities and their families; resulting in extraordinary differences in People’s lives.” Hillcroft is focused on creating a culture of strong values, understanding the importance of ethical behavior, and maintaining high quality services to the people we serve.

If you would like more information on how you can support Hillcroft Services and the Building Better Futures capital campaign, please visit https://www.hillcroft.org/donate/ or contact Dan Wolfert at 765- 284-4166 Ext. 1108 or dwolfert@hillcroft.org.

2018 Hillcroft Masters Photos

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Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2018 Hillcroft Master’s Golf Outing that was held on Thursday, May 10th and Friday, May 11th.