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In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

 

To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call

 

(866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

 

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

 

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

 

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

 

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

 

USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.  Dana’s House, Inc. is an equal opportunity provider.

Client Wellness Policy

Our goal and mission for our children is to be healthy. Our policy is that the following guidelines be followed:

Educating our children on healthy eating habits, which may include paying attention to what they are eating, cutting back on sugars (candy, snacks cakes, etc.), soda and caloric intake (portion sizes).

Scheduling time for children to get out and participate in physical exercise, such as walking, playing basketball, etc.

Preparing menus that assist in helping children with their food intake, by not offering foods that consist of high volumes of sugars and fats.

Our Dietary Staff and other workers are encouraged to talk to the children about healthy eating habits and how unhealthy eating habits can affect them in the long run.

Chasity Gibson is the LEA for Dana's House, Inc., she is the Dietary Manager.

Donations are vital to keeping our doors open for those in need. However, donations need not be monetary; volunteers are always welcome, as are donation of goods and services in kind. Please donate in any of the followings ways:

 

Financial Contribution

Your donation to Dana’s House, Inc. (a 501c3 corporation) can truly make a difference in the life of a child.

 

Print the Donation Form and return to:

Dana’s House, Inc.

P.O. Box 138

DeWitt, Arkansas 72042

870-946-8303

 

If you are unable to print this form, contact us and we will gladly mail or fax you a copy for your use.

 

Tribute Program

Ever need that “special present” to send for a graduation, birthday, anniversary or sympathy acknowledgement? Dana’s House Tribute Program accepts donations in honor of or in memory of an individual, and sends a Tribute Card acknowledging the gift to that special person, in your name. You may specify a particular program, or allow the gift to be used as needed.

You may use the Donation Form above to send donations for the Tribute Program.

 

Goods In Kind

Dana’s House, Inc. is in constant need of items and supplies. Any donation is welcome and greatly needed. If you would like to donate, we kindly ask that you follow these three simple guidelines:

1. Before you donate to us, call our office at 870-946-8303 between 8 am and 5 pm CST. This will allow us to schedule a drop-off appointment, take inventory of your donation, and plan for its use at the shelter.

2. Items may be shipped or dropped off at our offices during regular business hours, Monday—Friday, 8 am—5 pm: Dana’s House, Inc., 303 West Cross, DeWitt, Arkansas 72042. If you need us to pick up the donation, we will make every effort possible, but can not guarantee that service.

3. So that we may provide you with a tax receipt and thank you for you goods, please include the following information with your donation: your name, your address and a total estimated value of your items.

 

Not sure what to donate?  Here is a list of some of our most needed items:

  • Shampoo

  • Conditioner

  • Body wash/soap

  • Hand soap

  • Deodorant

  • Toothpaste

  • Toothbrushes

  • Hair Brushes

  • Toilet paper

  • Paper towels

  • Laundry detergent

  • Backpacks

  • School supplies

 

 

 

You’re Needed

As a volunteer, you are one of our most important resources, and we value your time and talents.  Volunteers are truly at the heart of Dana's House and help us to better help our kids every single day.  Volunteers also show our kids that people in their community really do care about them and are willing to donate their time and love to them.   

 

The Role of Volunteers

Whether you rock a baby, read to a child, play with a toddler on the playground, or mentor a teenager, volunteers play a vital role in helping our children. Volunteers also support our social service programs and help run our facility thrift store. Volunteers also play a key role in our annual projects and fundraising.

 

Mentoring

Many of our children in our care here are placed for an extended amount of time, without visits from any family members or friends.  A mentor is a stable role model in a child's life-- someone that they know cares about them.  Children with mentors have a better outlook on life, do better in school, and have better behavioral and emotional outcomes.  Mentors are especially important for our older residents, as they serve as a guide to help children begin to transition into adulthood by providing a stable connection to the community.  Mentoring can be as easy as visiting a child, phone calls, a trip out to eat, or going to a movie. 

 

Tapping Your Talents

Are you a teacher or former teacher? A lawyer, an accountant or a public relations professional? Do you speak different languages? Do you love cooking, sewing, reading or gardening? Are you a fitness expert or an arts and crafts whiz? Whatever your skills or passions, if you’re ready to share them, we want to make sure Dana’s House and its kids benefit from them. So, please be sure to let us know how we can use your expertise and interest to greatest use in our volunteer opportunities.

 

Getting Started

If you have never been to Dana’s House before and would like to become a volunteer, we ask that you schedule a 30-minute orientation by contacting our Administrator by phone at 870-946-8303. During the orientation, we’ll tell you more about our mission, introduce you to our staff and give you a brief tour of our facility.  Because security is one of our highest priorities, all volunteers that direct contact with children will be required to have a background check. This is a State Law requirement.

 

At Dana’s House, Inc. there are as many ways to help as there is work to be done. We invite our volunteers to create their own flexible volunteer schedule. Join us for an hour, an afternoon, an entire day or more—it’s up to you.