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St. Charles Rotarians learns how agency helps disabled

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  • DayOne Network's nurse consultant Sandy Hix and executive director Stephen Taylor recently updated the St. Charles Noon Rotary Club on its mission: "finding a way for people with disabilities."

      DayOne Network's nurse consultant Sandy Hix and executive director Stephen Taylor recently updated the St. Charles Noon Rotary Club on its mission: "finding a way for people with disabilities."
    Courtesy of St. Charles Noon Rotary Club

 

Submitted by St. Charles Noon Rotary Club

The St. Charles Noon Rotary Club recently welcomed Stephen Taylor and Sandy Hix to their weekly meeting where they explained the mission of DayOne Network.

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Its mission is to find solutions for children and adults with developmental delays and/or disabilities in Kane and Kendall counties and Hanover Township of Cook County and to make the connections for necessary services and supports.

This mission is accomplished through: screening, eligibility determination, assessment and evaluation, service plan development, service arrangement and linkage, advocacy and community education and information and referral. Services and supports are achieved through independent service coordination entities throughout the lifetime of an individual.

DayOne Network is a community based nonprofit organization, which was incorporated in 1989 through the efforts of community leaders in Kane and Kendall counties. It was started in order to facilitate and better coordinate a wide variety of services to in individuals who have delays and/or disabilities.

Their staff is dedicated to informing individuals and families of existing service options, helping them to choose and access the most appropriate ones, and assisting them in obtaining the services they require with the ultimate goal of connecting people who need services with those agencies and individuals that can provide them.

For information on DayOne Network, call (630) 879-2277 or visit www.dayonenetwork.org.

The fifty-one members of St. Charles Noon Rotary Club are people of action for their community and the greater world needs. For example, this club has assisted in the building of a library and school in a rural area of Guatemala; sent emergency aid to Haiti; financially supported local nonprofits; and contributed funds to Rotary International's goal of worldwide eradication of polio.

In addition, the club has provided more than $64,000 in local scholarships over the past six years. Rotary members are business and professional leaders who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

For details about the St. Charles Noon Club, call Dustin Hawkins at (630) 584-2255 or visit rotarystc.org.

For more about the St. Charles Breakfast Club, call John Knewitz at (331) 228-4911 or visit stcbreakfastrotary.org.

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