The African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child,” suggests that a child does not grow just within the four walls of their home and just with care from their parent(s) but rather, a child grows within their community (their village) and in a social world with input, tools and understanding from the village as a whole.
This adage translates well in reference to the participants who receive adult day services at the
Waukesha Community Service Center.
Goodwill alone cannot provide all the necessary, expected and deserved supportive services for our participants. We must build partnerships, nurture relationships and utilize supports from our community-at-large. Without the village, our day service program would not flourish as we do, would not be the recognized leader in adult day programming, and would not be able to support the growth of our participants in their independence and goals.
Contributions from our community have impacted our program and participants in ways that words cannot begin to describe. Donations from corporations and individuals have allowed us to provide special enhancements such as weekly music therapy, community outings to museums, restaurants and performances, as well as equipment and supplies that bring excitement and creativity to the lives of our participants.
In the past several months, our program has been able to purchase an arcade basketball game, a manicure table, couches, art supplies and games. We have been generously accommodated by local establishments and have had the opportunity to showcase the talents of our participants at community businesses.
The participants at the
Waukesha Adult Day Service Center
continue to grow and be inspired thanks to the acknowledgement of their community, and the tools and resources made available to them.
It truly does take a village and for your input, resources and understanding, we thank you.