The Tale of Two Families, Part 3

The Tale of Two Families, Part 3

Faith, Hope & Charity

The previous two posts in this series, you learned how the needs of two ordinary families led to the creation of Faith, Hope & Charity, a residential care facility for children with special needs. To learn more about the many services currently offered at their state-of-the-art home, visit

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The Tale of Two Families, Part 2

The Tale of Two Families, Part 2

Faith, Hope & Charity Residential Care Facility

In the first post in this series you met Rose and Mary, two mothers who made a big difference in their small Iowa town. Their efforts began in the mid-1960s when they needed assistance caring for their special needs daughters, Brenda and Becky.

Small Beginnings

The solution to their puzzle came in three pieces

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The Tale of Two Families, Part 1

The Tale of Two Families, Part 1

Faith, Hope and Charity Home

A few weeks ago, during a visit to Storm Lake, Iowa I toured Faith, Hope & Charity , a residential care facility for children with disabilities. This impressive facility serves 32 children, ages 3 – 18, in four homelike wings.

Fascinating History

But what fascinated me most was the home’s history

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What is Arts for All?

What is Arts for All?

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Kids and sidewalk chalk go together, don’t you think? But throw a wheelchair or a walker into the mix, and it becomes almost impossible for some kids to enjoy this childhood delight. Now, thanks to Dwayne Szot, children with disabilities can enjoy sidewalk chalk and a whole lot more.

Dwayne Szot

Dwayne

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Meal Planning Made Easy

Meal Planning Made Easy

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Recently, I spoke to a Mothers of Pre-Schoolers (MOPS) group about ten things they can do to help families with critically or chronically ill children. Number ten was coordinating the volunteers who want to provide meals.

A Better Way

After the program, one of the young moms named Wendy told me about a great

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How to Reduce the Get Away Hassles

How to Reduce the Get Away Hassles

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If you are the parent of a special needs child, you know how hard it is arrange for care so you can get away. Even if someone is willing to stay with your child, explaining the care giving routine is such a hassle, many parents decide it’s just easier to stay home.

Care Giving Document for Special Needs Kids

At a recent speaking engagement

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Meet Jolene

Jolene Philo is a published author, speaker, wife, and mother of a son with special needs.

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