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Updates to Service Delivery by Heartland RADAC due to COVID - 19


It is the intention of Heartland RADAC to continue serving clients to the best of our ability, while adhering to the restrictions of the Statewide Stay at Home Order No 20-16, issued by Governor Kelly, which went into effect on March 30, 2020.

In order to continue providing services, Heartland RADAC has made a few adjustments to allow us to continue working with clients by phone and telemed/video, while maintaining the social distancing requirements due to COVID – 19.   

All Assessments, Case Management, Peer/Recovery Coaching and Treatment will be performed via phone and/or video depending on the technology available. 

When you call in to the agency main number, our schedulers will ask you a series of questions to make sure you have the ability to complete an assessment.  Once scheduled,  our staff will assist you in getting connected to you based on your responses to the following questions.   

Questions re: technology will include: 

1) Do you have the ability to download an app on your computer or phone? 

2) If yes – are you willing to download the app needed to complete a service via video. 

3) Do you have an email? Are you currently able to retrieve emails? 

4) What is your contact number we can reach you? 

5) Is there an identified Voicemail, where we can leave a confidential message? 

Please call us at 913-789-0951 or 1-800-281-0029 to schedule an assessment.

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It’s Time to Donate a Coat

Boots are being dusted off, scarves are being taken out of storage and the leaves of the trees are turning their beautiful hues. Fall is just underway, and that can only mean one thing: winter’s coming. While you may have had your winter gear packed away, not everyone is as fortunate. So this fall consider organizing a coat drive. Here’s how to go about it.

Assemble Your Team
School clubs, youth groups, work place fundraisers or service organizations often look for a fun fall charity activity to take part in, and your cause could be just what they’re looking for. Call around and find a group willing to put in some time and effort.

You also need to find an organization in need of coats. Homeless shelters, soup kitchens or women’s and children’s shelters are all options to consider. Again, make some calls and see who sounds eager. Most if not all would be thrilled to have coats donated—so select one that you feel that will do the best at distributing the coats you collect.

Spread the Word
Stating the obvious, coats are an essential part to any coat drive. So once you have a location—malls, churches, schools or community centers are all viable options—and a time set, next up on your list is finding people to donate gently used or new coats to your cause. Hang up flyers in schools, put up posters in churches and local work places, see if you can advertise your event on a radio station or try to get a story in the local newspaper. Advertise your event in as many places you can think of, and remember to clearly post the date, location and time of your drive.

The Big Event
How your event is designed is up to you. It can be as simple as having large collection boxes set up with a couple volunteers manning each position, or a collection table set up where donors can attach personal messages to their donations. Collection tables organized by size (men’s, women’s and children’s) are useful for you to make the post-drive distribution process simpler. But whatever format you choose, it’s recommended that you have it last a minimum of two days. People oftentimes forget the first day, but your presence will be a great reminder for them to bring their coats in the second day.

Post Drive
If possible, it’s nice to get an estimated number of coats received and report your positive impact back to the sources of the donations. Oftentimes, agencies have “Share your Success” pages featured on their website. Tell donors about this page (if the nonprofit you’re using has one), and tell them to check it a few days after your event for a report. People enjoy knowing how much of an impact they’ve contributed to, and it’s a good way to get them looking at the nonprofit’s website for future donations or events.