Our annual Stuff the Bus campaign is already underway, and we are supporting more of our DCS children than ever before. In case you didn’t know, each year we do a Stuff the Bus drive to help support the individuals that are the backbone of our organization, our Direct Care Staff. After lots of hard work, we have successfully stuffed 49 backpacks to make sure these kids have the confidence they need to start the year off right!
As our program continues to grow and flourish (we now serve 219 individuals daily), so does our staff. Since our last update, we have added four new staff to our program. Three of these individuals work directly with our clients every day. Ms. Angela Wilson is one of our new Residential Managers; she comes to RMI with experience and a big heart! Next, we brought in Louise Tovar as another new Residential Manager. Both of these women have already begun making a massive difference in our program. Tiffany Branson has been working in this field for a very long time, and she has held several different roles, from house manager to medical coordinator. She joined the RMI team as our new Medical Appointment Coordinator. Lastly, Ms. Kylie Jones is the latest addition to the Development Department. She manages all of our social media accounts and is in charge of all of our participant and staff events.
We are officially at 10 group homes! We now have 7 ICF homes and 3 HCS homes, meaning our residential program currently serves 53 individuals. Our most recent addition is an HCS home, New World. The men at New World all come from unique experiences and different backgrounds, and they are learning a lot from one another and about the community around them. For most of these men, it is truly a New World as they are on their own for the first time. We are excited to watch them develop and grow along with us!
For the past three years, we have been in growth mode. Growing our homes, people, and programs. We have seen our hard work pay off and recognize that more and more people know about RMI and the great work we do. To keep up with our changes, we realized it was time for an image makeover. Our new logo, the “dynamic rainbow wave,” adds a more adult look to our program and a modern touch that we were lacking. Eventually, the traditional rainbow and house logo will go away, and the rainbow wave will be in its place. We are excited about this new and exciting change!