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Spring 2022

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Friend of MILESTONE,

That was a quick and beautiful summer. Life at MILESTONE returned with a strong sense of normalcy. The Individuals served were active throughout the summer, enjoying activities that had been put on hold for the past couple years. Our “Adopt-ACamper” donor support was extremely strong and we were pleased to have many of the Individuals partake in local and out-of-state camping adventures. Next month our Scout Troop will be heading out to Lowden State Park for a 3 night stay. Our Special Olympians had a great year! These are the types of activities that so many have missed since the COVID pandemic hit, but we’ve been diligent in administering vaccinations and doing our best to protect the Individuals and staff that serve them.


Unfortunately, we continue to struggle in our efforts to recruit and retain staff. There is no “down time” when doing God’s work, serving the intellectually and developmentally disabled. Our incredible staff steps up and provides the care required to provide the best life possible for the Individuals served. If you know anyone seeking meaningful employment, send them our way!


You may notice in the coming weeks a new “look” as the MILESTONE logo has been changed. As we approach our 50th anniversary in 2023 we’ve revised our logo to more clearly depict our mission as a human services focused organization. Our name has not changed but the organization logo has taken on the appearance of 2 hands surrounding a heart; that’s really who we are and what we do. We care for the Individuals served each and every day. Our hope is that when folks in and around Rockford see the new logo they will fully understand who we are and what we’re all about; Building Lives & Futures. That’s what we do.


As always, we thank you for support, your thoughts and prayers. We are blessed with strong community support.