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Jane Boyd Community House Board of Directors announces new Executive Director

Jane Boyd Community House Board of Directors announces new Executive Director

April 4, 2014

The Jane Boyd Community House Board of Directors has appointed Dorice Ramsey as the agency’s Executive Director. Ramsey currently serves as the Director of Wellington Heights programs and will continue to oversee that work.

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Jane Boyd Community House Board of Directors announces new Executive Director

Jane Boyd Community House Board of Directors announces new Executive Director

April 4, 2014

The Jane Boyd Community House Board of Directors has appointed Dorice Ramsey as the agency’s Executive Director. Ramsey currently serves as the Director of Wellington Heights programs and will continue to oversee that work.

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New homes to be built in Wellington Heights

New homes to be built in Wellington Heights

March 26, 2014

For the first time in more than 50 years there are plans for five new single-family homes in an 18-block area of Wellington Heights, a core neighborhood in Cedar Rapids.

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My TotalChild Story

My TotalChild Story

March 26, 2014

My son and I had just been reunited after three years. He had been in living in two separate residential treatment placements. Both Jeffery and I have suffered tremendous losses in a short time.

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Drug-addicted father gets clean, turns life around for son

Drug-addicted father gets clean, turns life around for son

March 26, 2014

Darrell* is funny, patient and ultimately a good father, but that didn’t stop him from becoming addicted to meth. Eventually Darrell was arrested and his 2 year old son, Gabriel*, was removed from his care by the Department of Human Services.

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Mercy Medical Center’s smart approach to helping kids

Mercy Medical Center’s smart approach to helping kids

March 26, 2014

Mercy Medical Center operates an in-house print shop. Each year, Mercy prints a variety of promotional materials for Four Oaks, free of charge. Four Oaks is able to put funds that would have been spent on printing back to its mission.

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Mercy Medical Center’s smart approach to helping kids

Mercy Medical Center’s smart approach to helping kids

March 26, 2014

Mercy Medical Center operates an in-house print shop. Each year, Mercy prints a variety of promotional materials for Four Oaks, free of charge. Four Oaks is able to put funds that would have been spent on printing back to its mission.

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Mercy Medical Center’s smart approach to helping kids

Mercy Medical Center’s smart approach to helping kids

March 26, 2014

Mercy Medical Center operates an in-house print shop. Each year, Mercy prints a variety of promotional materials for Four Oaks, free of charge. Four Oaks is able to put funds that would have been spent on printing back to its mission.

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Client stories reflected through "Letters of Love" in the latest Annual Report

Client stories reflected through "Letters of Love" in the latest Annual Report

March 11, 2014

Sharon was looking for a new beginning for her and her children after moving back to Iowa following a 20-year career in the military... Watch Sharon tell her story in her own words and read the stories of several other Four Oaks kids and families

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UICCU helps Four Oaks kids throughout the Corridor

UICCU helps Four Oaks kids throughout the Corridor

February 12, 2014

How does your company decide where to direct volunteer time and funds? Most likely, it’s important that the recipient organization improves quality of life in the community where employees work and play.

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