Hand in Hand
3860 Middle Road
Bettendorf, IA 52722

Website updates funded by

Scott County Regional Authority

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July 13, 2016

Camp Hand-in-Hand starts next Monday July 18th, and to celebrate the 17th year of camp, we wanted to share some memories of that very first camp experience from Vinnie Smith, one of the co-founders of Hand-in-Hand:

"Seventeen summers ago, we had this simple dream: make a one-week camp happen for children with special ne...

July 11, 2016

One of Hand-in-Hand's board members, Kelly Kreiter, has a beautiful and fun farm that she invites us to a couple times each year, and this past Sunday the Sunday Funday participants got to have a dance party while it rained, then they got to interact with and feed some of the farm animals, ride on the gator, and do fin...

July 5, 2016

Amy Steil has been with Hand-in-Hand for 12 years, and she has been responsible for helping make Hand-in-Hand into the wonderful place it is today. Sadly, Amy is moving on to new adventures in Omaha. We're very sad to see her go, but we know she will do great things wherever she ends up. The whole week before her last...

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"You all are the greatest.  You all do so much to make these children happy.  She has fun and feels very safe there."

Parent of Respite Participant

"I love seeing kids who struggle so much during the year have such a great time at your camp. It’s very special and important what you do."

Quad Cities Service Provider

"We have not had one single negative experience with any aspect of Hand-in-Hand. From enrollment, to summer program, to camp,  to no school-days and school breaks. The office staff, the counselors, the billing...Every. Single. Aspect. Has been nothing but positive!  The only regret we have is that we didn’t find the program sooner."

Parent of Respite Participant

"When I started working at Hand-in-Hand, I had no idea how much the kids and young adults here would teach me. I see a lot of compassion, humor, patience and care from our participants and staff members, and it reminds me to try to be a better person."

Hand-in-Hand Staff Member

"Hand-in-Hand makes my heart feel good!"

Respite Participant

"I am so glad that my son got to go to Hand-in-Hand for 3 years. At 3.5, my son is doing addition/subtraction under five, tons of sight words, and cannot get enough academics in his life. They really helped him get off to a great start in school."

Parent of Childcare Participant

"Have you ever tried to push a shopping cart and a wheelchair at the same time? I don't know what I would do without Hand-in-Hand programs"

Parent of Hand-in-Hand Participant

"The children at Hand-in-Hand inspire me to be the person I am today."

Hand-in-Hand Staff Member

"What I like best about being part of such a special place is its ability to make everyone feel safe and loved while being themselves."

Hand-in-Hand Staff Member

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