Archives Categories

Archive for March, 2015

A Hillcrest Milestone

March 25, 2015

Hillcrest is celebrating a milestone today.  March 26, 1975, a young woman started working for Hillcrest as a secretary. She said she would stay until her hogs got fat and could go to market. Fast forward 40 years and today we celebrate that same woman, Nancy Rice, for her incredible service to our agency. Over […]

Read More

Great Women in Hillcrest’s History

March 23, 2015

Did you know that Hillcrest was founded by three instrumental women, all before women even had the right to vote?!  Dr. Nancy Hill, Deaconess Anna Blanche Cook, Anna B. Lawther are the founding mothers of Hillcrest Family Services. In 1896, the same year that Greece hosted the first modern Olympic Games, and the year the […]

Read More

‘Kicking Butts’ since 1996

March 17, 2015

Since 1996, Kick Butts Day has been empowering young people to stand out, speak up and seize control against Big Tobacco. This year, in honor of 20 years of kicking butts, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Hillcrest Tobacco Use Prevention, along with the youth ISTEP (Iowa Students for Tobacco Education and Prevention), are encouraging young people […]

Read More

Does your nutrition need a boost?

March 10, 2015

For me, the 40 days before Easter represent a time to reflect on myself, focus on healthy behaviors, and reboot my nutrition habits!  This includes avoiding girl scout cookies, dangit!  March is also National Nutrition Month…coincidence? If you find yourself in this same situation, here are 5 easy and impactful adjustments/substitutions you can make to […]

Read More

You Know You Are A Social Worker If…

March 2, 2015

Did you know that March is Social Work Month?  This year, the National Association of Social Workers will celebrate its 60th anniversary.  In the United States, we have more than 650,000 social workers! Over 10% of Hillcrest Family Services’ (Dubuque’s largest non-profit) work force has a degree in social work.   Social workers are embedded amongst […]

Read More