Four Oaks receives Dubuque Racing grant

July 2, 2012

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Four Oaks receives Dubuque Racing grant Thanks to the Dubuque Racing Association, cafeteria enhancement is on the list of summer improvements at Four Oaks – Dubuque.

The child welfare agency with several programs in the Dubuque area was awarded nearly $8,500 to purchase new folding cafeteria tables.  Housed in the building that was once St. Patrick’s school, Four Oaks continues to see an increase in clients and now serves approximately 1,600 kids and families in the greater Dubuque area.

“This grant will offer a tremendous boost to the services we provide and we appreciate support from the Dubuque Racing Association,” said Danielle Peterson, program manager for Four Oaks- Dubuque.  “We are continually challenged to find space to accommodate the increased number of kids and families we serve.  Folding tables on wheels will give us the kind of flexibility we need to make it a good experience for everyone.”

“Having the professional and appropriate spaces for the delivery of our services is something we value at Four Oaks. We want all people visiting our facilities to know how much pride we have not just in serving them but also in providing an environment that is rich for learning and growing,” Peterson added.

The Four Oaks - Dubuque site offers a variety of comprehensive and quality services to children and families within the community. More than 60 people work out of the local facility, serving kids and families with the following programs:  Supervised Community Treatment, Dubuque School Programming, Parents as Teachers, Cornerstone (Family Development Self Sufficiency or FaDSS), Aftercare, Iowa Kids Net, Behavioral Health Intervention Services as well as Outpatient services.