Chief Executive Officer of KCCDD, Pam Green, has shared that as of May 1 they will be known as Thrive Community Services.
“We believe this name represents our vision for the future and our commitment to empowering individuals to live their best lives. We will continue to provide quality services to individuals with developmental disabilities and the senior community,” states Green.
KCCDD has been on the search to establish a new name for several months. “We were getting feedback in the community that they were unaware of what KCCDD means. I often hear people assume we are owned by another private agency,” shares Trent Cox, President of the Board of Directors for KCCDD. “We need a name that reflects our mission and provides an understanding of our services. A name that we are proud to share.”
Established in 1956, KCCDD has a long history of advocating and providing services in Galesburg. Current programs include community day services, community employment services, SOAR respite program and Gordon Behrents Senior Center. Today, the organization serves over 300 individuals.
“We want to ensure that individuals have access to the full spectrum of social, leisure, educational and vocational opportunities available within our community.” Pam Green shared.
Sally Fischel has been with KCCDD for 14 years, currently as an advocacy specialist. She sees the need for a name change.
“Individuals who use our services want their voice heard. They want to thrive and be an integral part of the community. We need a name that acknowledges their voice.”
For more information on Thrive Community Services, please visit thriveGalesburg.org