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An Adoption Story

May 26, 2015

Hillcrest Family Services is known for serving over 26,000 people in the 30+ different programs we offer today but what most don’t know, is that our foundation roots from young women making sacrifices for the best interest of their unborn children since 1896. To say I enjoy my job is an understatement. I LOVE my […]

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Education is More Than Just Being in a Classroom

May 22, 2015

Each spring, Jeff Driscoll, our Physical Education teacher at the Anna B. Lawther Academy from Hillcrest Family Services in Dubuque, organizes fishing outings for our students and staff.  You might have seen a group of us at Heritage Pond or if it was really windy and cold, which it has been quite often this May, […]

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Students Give Back to the Community

May 20, 2015

On Friday, April 24, 2015 thirty-two Anna B. Lawther Academy high school students, along with teachers and teacher associates participated in the city of Dubuque’s “Days of Caring”.  This is an annual event where the committee organizes projects for local non-profits (these projects are typically things that the non-profit cannot afford to do, doesn’t have […]

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Teen Empowerment Month

May 20, 2015

May is “Teen Empowerment Month,” a time to highlight the importance of education, access and empowerment to help teens take control of their sexual health in a way that is normalized and not stigmatized. This month, schools and health organizations across Iowa will be hosting awareness campaigns to encourage teens to become informed about healthy […]

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May 14, 2015

EXCEPTIONAL DETERMINED DEDICATED INDEPENDENT ENERGETIC All those words describe Eddie, a client at Hillcrest RCF/PMI (Residential Care Facility for Persons with Mental Illness). Eddie is an exceptional individual who always wears a smile and will always tell you what day it is. Eddie spends his morning going to class and for the rest of his […]

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