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Hands of Heartland helps people with disabilities learn new skills

Hands of Heartland offers daytime services and also group homes for people with disability...
Hands of Heartland offers daytime services and also group homes for people with disability wanting more independence.(Alicia Naspretto, KSNB)
Published: Feb. 17, 2021 at 5:59 PM CST
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - A new organization in Grand Island is helping connect people with disabilities with their communities. Hands of Heartland has been in their new location for about two months.

They offer daytime services and also group homes for people wanting more independence. They work with these individuals on everything from learning to be on their own and finding a job, to volunteering and finding new hobbies.

They say the program is different for each person, but is aimed at enriching their lives as much as possible.

“If an individual decides to come to our day services, they could work on communication skills or money skills,” Community Outreach Director Jennifer Meints said. “It’s very individually based, it helps them work on skills in their day to day lives. It gives individuals an alternative to sitting home or getting out and doing things and working on things to really enrich their lives and make their lives better.”

The organization will host a grand opening open house on Thursday at their South Locust Street location. They also say if people want a more private tour, they can reach out to them directly at (402) 699-4902.

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