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Octo­ber 2018: Mes­sage from our CEO

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Grace Hong Duffin
President & CEO

The chang­ing weath­er is an every­day reminder of the change that’s all around us. With change there is excite­ment and antic­i­pa­tion. After my first few weeks as CEO, I’m excit­ed to con­tin­ue meet­ing our clients, staff, and sup­port­ers who make our work pos­si­ble. I’m meet­ing clients, staff, and sup­port­ers to learn direct­ly from you what draws you to KYC, what you feel we do well, and what needs we could be meet­ing in our com­mu­ni­ty. We’re ready and eager to expand and improve our pro­grams, because our first and most impor­tant pri­or­i­ty is our com­mu­ni­ty and more specif­i­cal­ly, the clients we are here to serve. Please share your feed­back with me or any­one on the KYC Team. Through your feed­back and the belief that we are in this togeth­er, we will con­tin­ue to get stronger as an agency.

As we have pre­vi­ous­ly shared, we already have two excit­ing projects: first, part­ner­ing with Dis­trict 54 schools to pro­vide ther­a­py ser­vices in three schools in our com­mu­ni­ty. Our work is well under­way and we are thrilled to offer this new resource to our clients and families. 

We have also launched our AIMS Mod­el Ini­tia­tive fund­ed by the Wein­berg Foun­da­tion. This project allows KYC to place our social work­ers with­in an AMI­TA med­ical office to pro­vide imme­di­ate sup­port to seniors through their pri­ma­ry care provider. Both projects have great poten­tial for expan­sion in the future and we’re proud to pro­vide cre­ative and com­pas­sion­ate care in the community. 

Look­ing for­ward to work­ing with all of you in the months and years to come. Until next month… 

Yours in service,


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