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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.   https://governor.kansas.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/EO20-16.pdf

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.

 https://www.hradac.com/what_we_do/hradacconsentandreleaseforms.html

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Making Halloween Philanthropic

The holiday season is creeping up on us. But before we give thanks and spread good will, we’re greeted with little creepies at our door step. Halloween tradition dictates that children dress in costume and go door-to-door begging for candy, or offering a trick to those unwilling to comply. However, there are many possibilities for turning Halloween into a holiday of giving. Consider these ideas as you send your kids out into the neighborhood.

Treat the troops.
Go ahead and let your little goblins hit the streets but let them know that some of their spoils will go to the soldiers overseas. While snack items are welcomed, many communities organize a care package campaign that includes toiletries and other necessities for the troops.

Skip the treats and ask for cash.
Instead of asking for candy, raise a few dollars for your child’s favorite charity. You may want to let your neighbors know in advance and have some fliers ready to legitimize your cause. Make it a neighborhood event to get more children involved.

Host a Halloween party for a cause.
Organize a holiday party and encourage your guests to bring nonperishable food items to donate to your local food pantries as the organizations start preparing for Thanksgiving.

Give the treat of experience.
Many children don’t get to participate in Halloween activities. Donate pumpkins and decorating materials to organizations so everyone has a chance to carve a pumpkin. Find old costume materials so they can dress up and have their own Halloween party.