dawn's Story

We became familiar with Hand-in-Hand in 2009.  We lived in East Moline and Korryn had just joined the Pleasant Valley Sparkle Cheerleaders. Parents talked about Hand-in-Hand and how their children  participated in the programs. We went and visited and started sending Korryn to Movie nights. She fell in love with Hand-in-Hand, a place where she was able to explore her independence, and Hand-in-Hand was a factor in our moving to Iowa.

We moved to Iowa in 2010 and Korryn began to attend the after- school program. We felt so comfortable and knew she was in a safe and secure environment.  Korryn has grown so much at Hand-in-Hand.  She has grown in confidence and independence, and has gained many new friends.

My husband and I appreciate that Hand-in-Hand has provided a safe and secure environment where we can drop her off and have that much-needed couple time.  

I tell people all the time about how much Korryn loves Hand-in-Hand and how much

we love it!  The staff understands the parent's need for respite and the child’s need for social activity and independence.

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