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America Saves Week: February 27 – March 4, 2017

February 28, 2017

This will be Hillcrest’s third year as a partner with America Saves Week, an annual opportunity for individuals to assess their savings and take financial action.  For the past three years, we encouraged savers – or potential savers – just like you to set a goal, make a plan, and save automatically. This year we […]

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Therapy Dogs Help Soothe Anxiety In Troubled Youth

February 7, 2017

Mac (5) and Isis (10) are therapy dogs that visit the Hillcrest campus residential homes and the school classrooms in Dubuque. 2 nights a week they come to work with me to interact with the kids in the residential homes. The kids look forward to their visits and some make treats for them during their […]

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Adoption: Our History and Legacy

December 22, 2016

As we come to the close of 2016, several items that have come across my desk and computer this past week are a reminder that the adoption stories from Hillcrest’s 120 years have had am amazing impact on thousands of families. It was the mission of our founder, Dr. Nancy Hill, M.D. in 1896 to […]

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Adoption Awareness Month

November 21, 2016

There are a number of reasons people are thankful and November seems to be when people count those the most.  Family always seems to hit the top 3.  Every family is different. Every family is loved. Formed by a parent, two parents, step-parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and siblings.  Some formed by friends and some formed […]

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Suicide Kills

September 22, 2016

Suicide kills. Suicide kills dreams, hope, aspirations. Suicide kills relationships, warmth, connectedness. Suicide kills pain, despair, depression. Suicide kills the inability to live one more day. Suicide kills hopelessness. The point is that on a fundamental level suicide works. Suicide functions for those who see no other way; by providing a way. Suicide provides a […]

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