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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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November: Month of Turkey, Football and a Really Generous Scotsman

Economists and business leaders often speak of the entrepreneurial spirit that immigrants lend to American culture. It’s true. Hard-working people who moved to the U.S. in search of a richer (in more ways than one) life founded many of our country’s most successful businesses. But we’re more inspired by the philanthropic spirit that immigrants bring to American culture. Our country is vibrant and generous and full of promise because people from all over the world make it so.

At the end of this month we’ll all be beside ourselves over Thanksgiving traditions. So we thought it fitting to preemptively honor the birthday of a particularly generous immigrant.

Andrew Carnegie was born on November 25, 1835, in Dunfermline, Scotland. The son of a poor weaver with limited formal education, Carnegie grew up to be one of America’s wealthiest—and most generous—businessmen.

At 13 Carnegie immigrated with his family to Pennsylvania, where he worked in a factory and earned $1.20 a week. After a series of jobs and lucrative investments (in oil particularly), Carnegie amassed a fortune. By 1889, his Carnegie Steel Corporation was the largest of its kind in the world. Carnegie Steel is considered a foundational business that helped form today’s economy.

Carnegie’s generosity nurtured American development on an individual level too. Carnegie passed on the high value his family placed on learning and education to the rest of the country through his financial support of learning institutions.

When Carnegie switched gears from business to philanthropy in 1901, he set his sights on enriching the American education experience by making it more accessible. Carnegie’s first of many major donations was a $5 million gift to the New York Public Library. He went on to establish the Carnegie Institute of Technology—later Carnegie-Mellon University. Altogether, almost 3,000 American libraries exist thanks to Carnegie’s financial support.

Carnegie’s philanthropy is as impressive as his business acumen. Honor him this month by visiting your local library. Support literacy as he did by volunteering at an after-school reading program. No one expects million dollar donations from the average person, but even a small gift in support of education will impact some student.

In this month of blessings and gratitude, we’re reminded of the tremendous gift of education. While Carnegie’s staggering financial contributions to American libraries can never by replicated by most people, the time you spend helping a student’s literacy development can be invaluable.