Helping People Succeed Recognizes Long-Time Staff Members

As Helping People Succeed completes its 50th anniversary year, two of its long-time staff members celebrate their own anniversaries with the non-profit organization – 40 years for President/CEO Suzy Hutcheson and 30 years for Kathy Derringer, Vice President of Successful Families.

Hutcheson, in the president’s position since January 1977, joined Helping People Succeed in 1975 as its Executive Secretary. She began work as the President/CEO when the Helping People Succeed was known as Tri-County Rehabilitation Center.

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Helping People Succeed Celebrates 50 Years at Pinot & Picasso – An Evening of Fine Wine and Art!

Helping People Succeed celebrated its 50th Anniversary in an evening of fine wine and art at its special Pinot & Picasso event held at an exclusive private country club in Palm City.

More than 170 guests enjoyed the wine tasting and meeting the 14 artists featured in the 2015 Art for Living Calendar presented by Helping People Succeed each year. The artists featured in the calendar are: Kevin Hutchinson, Jackie Brice, Susan Roberts, Sue Winocur, Lois Sommers, Dan Mackin, Jane Blatt, Nanette Carton, Pam Patterson, Julia Kelly, Curt Whiticar, Valerie Lally, and Stacy Ranieri. Fourteen year old Brad King is a special featured artist for the first time in the calendar.

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Treasure Coast Music Teachers Association Supports Helping People Succeed

Treasure Coast Music Teachers Association presented a check for $4,000 to Helping People Succeed, its selected charity to benefit from the 2014 Music-Thon at Treasure Coast Square Mall in Jensen Beach.

Each year, the music teachers select a local non-profit organization to support for its programs and services in the community. Cindy Kessler, head of the regional music organization and head of Stuart School of Music, said the funds are raised by the music teachers, students who participate in the Music-Thon, and guests attending the event.

More than $5,000 was raised during the 2014 “Music-Thon” with $4,000 to benefit programs and services at Helping People Succeed, celebrating its 50th anniversary. The non-profit organization serves more than 4,500 families in Martin, St. Lucie and Okeechobee counties.

Village Bootery Donates Shoes For Helping People Succeed Families

Helping People Succeed families are the recipients of approximately 250 pairs of shoes from dress, sport, casual and comfortable styles, thanks to a donation from the Village Bootery in Cedar Pointe Plaza in Stuart.

Tim O’Brien, general manager of the Stuart shop, said this has been a project of Village Bootery for 33 years, dating back to its Lake Park founding store and a store in Palm Beach Gardens. The Village Bootery and Helping People Succeed are both celebrating 50-year anniversaries.

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Treasure Coast Music Teachers Association Recognizes Helping People Succeed

The halls of the Treasure Coast Square Mall in Jensen Beach were ringing with music on Saturday, December 6th as the Treasure Coast Music Teachers Association presented its annual Music-Thon with 150 students in concert.

Students performed on piano and flute, vocals and in a choir throughout the day as family, friends, and mall shoppers were entertained and applauded the varied talents of the young musicians. The Music-Thon was presented at the entrance to Macy’s at the north end of the mall.

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Helping People Succeed Announces New Human Resources Coordinator

Helping People Succeed is pleased to announce its new Human Resources Coordinator Kelly Cuevas, celebrating 10 years with the local non-profit organization.

Cuevas moved into the HR position, after long-time HR manager Madeleine Greenwood stepped back to part-time assignments. Cuevas and Greenwood shared many of the HR duties.

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Treasure Coast Music Teachers Association To Support Helping People Succeed Programs

The Treasure Coast Music Teachers Association and Helping People Succeed are inviting the community to the 2014 Music-Thon, set for Saturday, December 6th at Treasure Coast Square in Jensen Beach.

Available all-day at the entrance to Macy’s at the north end of the mall, area music students will perform LIVE, on stage. The musicians include pianists, vocalists, guitarists, violins, violas, cellists and more. The event kicks off at 9:15 a.m. and runs to 6:30 p.m.

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Holiday Happiness Lights Up The Season At Helping People Succeed

From lighted holiday trees, a snow village, and carnival decorations to trains and a wall of Santas, Helping People Succeed rolls out the red carpet to welcome the Treasure Coast community to its annual Holiday Happiness, celebrating the season with two floors of decorations.

Between December 1, 2014 and January 9, 2015, visitors will view holiday scenes in offices, meeting rooms, the lobby and outside as they approach Helping People Succeed offices at 1100 SE Federal Hwy in Stuart.

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Barnes & Noble Holiday Book Drive To Benefit Helping People Succeed Families

It’s that time of year to support the Barnes & Noble Holiday Book Drive, now underway at its Jensen Beach bookstore. Helping People Succeed’s Healthy Families program will benefit from this annual campaign.

From now until mid-December, a variety of children’s books will be on display behind the B&N check-out area and in a display in the center of the store. At checkout time, staff will ask each customer if they wish to participate in the book drive. Over the years, the Barnes & Noble Book Drive has provided hundreds of books benefitting children in Helping People Succeed programs.

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Helping People Succeed Community Connections Participants Cast Their Vote

Casting their absentee ballots on November 4th are Helping People Succeed Community Connections participants Eugene Grondin, Ed Grant and Trisha Overton.

The trio, showing off their I VOTED stickers, went online to study candidate positions and issues, filled out sample ballots and took them to the Martin County Supervisor of Elections office to vote.

Healthy Families Support Worker Receives Family Support Worker of the Year Award

Helping People Succeed’s Maria Velasco is the Family Support Worker of the Year for Healthy Families Florida, an evidence-based voluntary home visiting program that is proven to prevent child abuse and neglect in Florida’s highest risk families. She is one of more than 350 workers serving families in the State of Florida.

A 10-year employee at Helping People Succeed, Velasco works intensively with an average of 28-30 families each year in Martin County, which includes families from Hobe Sound and Indiantown to Jensen Beach. Many of her participants stay in the Healthy Families program for four years or more.

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Helping People Succeed Coordinates New Autism Council: More than 20 vested community leaders joined in at the Kick-Off meeting

Helping People Succeed has coordinated its first meeting of the newly-formed Autism Program Council, comprised of community leaders, autism specialists and family members affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Recently, the Center for Disease Control reported that one in 68 children will be diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder each year. Four out of five diagnosed will be boys.

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Helping People Succeed provides choices and opportunities that help children, families and adults improve their quality of life through education, training, and employment. Our passion is building successful families and futures–one life at a time!

Helping People Succeed
1601 NE Braille Pl
Jensen Beach, FL 34957

Tel: 772.320.0770
Web: www.hpsfl.org
Email: gparris@hpsfl.org

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Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities Children's Services Council of St. Lucie County Southeast Florida Behavioral Health Network Agency for Persons With Disabilities Children's Services Council of Okeechobee Florida Department of Children & Families Children's Services Council of Martin County Healthy Families Florida United Way of Martin County Division of Vocational Rehabilitation *The Florida Department of Children and Families. Partially funded by the Martin County School District.
 

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