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Horizons Thanks Our Veterans
Horizons Thanks Our Veterans

November 11, 2019

Horizons Unlimited honors all those for serving our country! Horizons Unlimited is grateful for our fellow employees Cathy Benjamin and Joe Veltri who are also veterans of the United States Military. Thank you all for your service!

Making a Difference
Making a Difference

October 7, 2019

Horizons Unlimited would like to thank the Knights of Columbus Council 936 for their generous contribution of $936.83 from their Tootsie Roll Drive. Pictured here: (Front Row) Lori Morey, Fundraising Specialist, Knights of Columbus member John Murphy, Ron Askland, CEO, and member Jim Drown. (Back Row) Knights of Columbus members Chuck Roberts, Ned Munn, and Mike Kehr. Thank you again to the Knights of Columbus Council 936 for your donation! If you would like to donate and make a difference in the lives of person with disabilities served by Horizons Unlimited, please visit our website home screen to find the donate button and make a difference today!

Grease Sing-a-long Event a Success!
Grease Sing-a-long Event a Success!

September 24, 2019

The Grease Sing-a-long event was a success! Everyone danced, sang, and dressed up in 50's attire. The winners for the best dressed male and female costumes were Peggy Stolley and Evangeline Kaneer. Tim and Connie Sidles brought their three vehicles from that decade for people to look at also. The members also enjoyed the day of dressing up, singing, and dancing along to the movie.
Joe Veltri, the host for the afternoon, got everyone ready for the movie by showing everyone what to do with their prop bags and how to do the hand jive.
Horizons Unlimited wants to thank everyone again for their participation and support in making the afternoon a very fun and memorable event for everyone who attended.

Grease Sing-a-long Sponsors
Grease Sing-a-long Sponsors

September 9, 2019

Thank you to our sponsors for your donations for Horizons Unlimited upcoming Grease Sing-a-long event. This was a very fun and entertaining fundraising event and we thank all of those who helped support this event. If you would like to make a donation by mail, please send your donation to Horizons Unlimited, 2017 Main St,, PO Box 567, Emmetsburg, IA 50536 or on-line at http://horizons-unlimited.net/donatenow.php. Thank you again for your support! If you would like to 

21st Group Home received Governor's Award
21st Group Home received Governor's Award

August 12, 2019

On Wednesday, August 7th, Governor Kim Reynolds presented the 21st Group Home the Governor's Award for Quality of Care in Health Care Facilities at the Shores in Emmetsburg. Mayor Myrna Heddinger nominated 21st Group Home for this award. The Governor's Award recognizes Iowa Health Care Facilities that offer unique and innovative activities to enhance the quality of care or quality of life for their residents. Holly Carter, Manager, staff and members were present to receive the award. Lieutenant Governor Adam Greg, Ron Askland, CEO, along with other community members, families, and board members were present to take part in this honor. Congratulations again to 21st Group Home!


HCBS Audit results

May 21, 2019


The One Gift Program
The One Gift Program

March 14, 2019

The One Gift Program gives the State of Iowa employees the opportunity to contribute to participating charitable agencies through payroll deduction. Over 400 charitable agencies offer much needed assistance to Iowans throughout the state by providing a variety of services. When you contribute to the One Gift Program, your donation stays in Iowa, where it helps your neighbors, friends, and family. Horizons Unlimited participates in the One Gift Program.

Participation in the One Gift Program is very easy. You will need to fill out a pledge form with the amount you want to contribute and it is deducted directly from your paycheck, and you can choose how often your deductions are taken out. 

The One Gift Program is a completely voluntary program. You may pledge from $1.00 per pay check to as much as your heart and wallet will allow. All of the money raised goes directly to participating organizations and it is tax deductible. The total amount you contributed for the entire calendar year will be found on your last pay stub of the year. This is your receipt for tax purposes.

You may also make a one-time lump sum donation. Please consider visiting the Iowa Department of Adminstrative Services website https://das.iowa.gov/human-resources/one-gift  if you would like to make a donation to Horizons Unlimited or if you have any other questions about this program.


Horizons Unlimited Supports Employees through NADSP Membership
Horizons Unlimited Supports Employees through NADSP Membership

January 7, 2019

Horizons Unlimited is demonstrating its commitment to Direct Support Professionals (DSP's) and other employees by becoming a member of the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP). Membership through NADSP means that Horizons Unlimited is making an investment in staff development and devoting organizational resources to equipping Direct Support Professionals with the tools needed for on-the-job success.

NADSP will provide Horizons Direct Support Professionals training and educational opportunities, says Ron Askland, CEO, Horizons Unlimited, "that can lead to a credentialing process and a career ladder".

Horizons Unlimited is initiating its membership with NADSP in 2019, which will continue throughout the calendar year. NADSP Membership will help strengthen the mission of Horizons Unlimited which is "Providing opportunities for our Horizons family to develop their full potential in a positive atmosphere."

"All of our members are sending a clear message to their staff which is that they truly matter," says Joseph Macbeth, Executive Director of NADSP. "Beyond just the symbolic gesture, organizations are also receiving exclusive access to resources and information that will improve supports and services."

In maintaining their membership status with NADSP, the employees of Horizons Unlimited will be able to attend private webinars, receive e-newsletters, utilize discounted conference registration rates, and apply a 10% discount for NADSP offerings. Along with these membership benefits, Horizons Unlimited will be featured on NADSP's website, highlighting their dedication to the people they employ, and in turn, the people they support.

The vision of the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) is world-wide with a highly qualified and professional direct support workforce that partners with, supports, and empowers people with disabilities to lead a life of their choosing. NADSP works to elevate the status of direct support professionals by improving practice standards, promoting system reform, and advancing their knowledge, skills, and values, through certification, credentialing, training, professional development, and accreditation services. The website for NADSP is www.nadsp.org.