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Duvall's Communitas Award

Duvall Recognized With 2020 Communitas Award

June 26, 2020 – This year, Duvall Homes nominated ADT Participants who volunteered throughout the year in numerous activities that helped our community. Organizations like Habitat for Humanity, Meals on Wheels, The Salvation Army and Rise Against Hunger benefit from their service, and we were proud to bring their work forward for consideration for a prestigious Communitas Award.

Communitas Awards is an international effort to recognize exceptional businesses, organizations and individuals that are unselfishly giving of themselves. Winners are recognized for specific programs involving volunteerism, philanthropy and ethical practices. They are located throughout the world and include such recognizable companies as MasterCard, Honeywell, Dow Chemical, Toyota and Vonage!

Being a Communitas Award winner is a tremendous achievement and Judges found that Participants in Duvall Homes’ Day Training Program clearly exhibit the spirit of communitas, a Latin word that means people coming together for the good of a community. Participants were honored with the 2020 Excellence Award in Community Service and Social Responsibility! Congratulations to the whole team of Support Specialists at Duvall’s Day Training Center and to Shirley Vonnevylle, Duvall’s Director of ADT.

See Duvall Homes listed in Communitas Awards: Second Quarter 2020 Winners.

Volunteering

Pursuing Opportunities For ADT

February 15, 2020 – Seated in the newly renovated lobby of the Opportunities Enrichment Center, Shirley Zonnevylle, Director of Duvall Homes’ Adult Day Training Program, researches new activity opportunities for our participants.

Volunteer service, multiple work contracts, and a variety of social and leisure activities keep ADT participants busy year-round, thanks to Zonnevylle’s diligence.

Shirley Zonnevylle

Our latest volunteer project connects participants with The Salvation Army, in a coordinated effort to serve the senior citizens of our community. Several participants travel to the DeLand location every Wednesday, to help ready the dining room for more than sixty seniors who arrive for lunch each week. Setting the tables in preparation for the luncheons keeps us engaged with our neighbors and helps promote good will.

Did you know?

Did you know that ADT Participants also volunteer at Publix, Habitat for Humanity, Council on Aging, Rise Against Hunger…and more? If your company or organization is working on a special project, let us know! We may be able to help you, too!

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays From Duvall Staff

December 24, 2019 – Happy Holidays from the staff at Duvall Homes! After decorating the hallways, doors and classrooms at ADT and preparing the group homes for the joy of the holidays, staff enjoyed a festive gathering at the Glenwood campus.

The end-of-year Employee Appreciation Lunch Celebration was filled with fun raffles, a delicious buffet and holiday bonuses made possible by the generosity of the families and friends of Duvall Homes. Congratulations to Davonna R., who won the annual “Tower of Candy” guess!  View additional images.

Volunteering

Volunteering In Our Community

November 4, 2019 – Delivering meals for Volusia County’s Council on Aging are Day Training Participants Clare, Ari and Kenny with assistance from long-time Support Specialist, Cindi J.

Duvall Homes has been volunteering for Meals on Wheels for several years. The national nonprofit organization is dedicated to providing services that enable Volusia County seniors to maintain their independence and remain in their own homes.

Hundreds of thousands of homebound people each year across the nation, who are elderly, disabled and often times Veterans, are helped. The staff and residents of Duvall Homes are proud to be a part of this great service in our community.

 

 

ADT Tech Lab

Duvall Homes New Tech Lab

July 28, 2019 – The new Tech Lab inside Duvall’s Opportunities Enrichment Center, is only one of a few classrooms that were given a complete renovation last spring. It’s Phase I to a larger Special Project objective that will be shared at Duvall’s Inspiration Gala.

Other classrooms were given fresh paint, new workstations and classroom materials, including our new Art Studio and Vocational Training Rooms.

Tech Lab

Tech Lab

Read the story inside Duall’s 2019 Spring Newsletter https://bit.ly/2WO5vYb. Thanks to the continued support of our families and community, we’re able to provide, and sustain, the very best supportive services and programming in a safe, welcoming environment to those we serve.

ADT Tech

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Thanking ADT Staff With A Renovation Tour

VR Empowerment: Residents Expand Their World

Support For Duvall’s Art For Everyone Program

Americans with Disabilities Act

Celebrating The 29th Anniversary Of The ADA

July  26, 2019 – Duvall Homes premieres a new video in celebration of the 29th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act today. Click on Elizabeth below to see what exciting project she and other Day Training participants are working on for you and our extended Duvall community!

Art For Everyone

North Lake Presbyterian Lady Lake

Support For Duvall’s Art For Everyone Program

May 15, 2019 – Thank you to the many community church groups who, for years, have kept Duvall Homes in their prayers, and continue to support the programs and services we provide. Yesterday, the special women of North Lake Presbyterian Church paid a visit to DeLand for a tour of Duvall’s Opportunities Enrichment Center.
 
Following their tour, Linda Williams handed Duvall’s Director of Adult Day Training (ADT), Shirley Zonnevylle, a $500 check to help with programming expenses, as well as a $200 gift card for participants to go shopping for art supplies!
 
The ladies are familiar with how Duvall’s Art For Everyone program has grown during the past 4 years as they have provided funding for white boards and markers, donated art supply bags, and purchased mugs and greeting cards that display works of art created by our participant artists. Duvall’s ADT programming continues to flourish thanks to the steadfast support of people like the women from North Lake! You are part of the #TheDuvallDifference.
Look for more great art stories later this summer!! Read additional news and events like this inside Duvall’s 2019 Spring Newsletter.

Mother’s Day & Bulletin Boards

May 12, 2019 – Happy Mother’s Day from all staff, residents, and day training participants at Duvall’s Opportunities Enrichment Center.

There are more than a half dozen large bulletin boards at Day Training and a full dozen classroom doors, which are blank canvases that transition into colorful masterpieces during various holidays and special events throughout the year. Our ADT Support Specialists take advantage of these blank canvases by researching meaningful visuals and messages to create inspiring works of art with participants and, for that, we’re thankful!

Heart Bulletin

Bulletin Board

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Follow Duvall Homes on Facebook to view these creative ADT works and other collaborative pieces that will be highlighted in a surprise publication later this year.

ADT Specialists

Thanking ADT Staff With A Renovation Tour

May 9, 2019 – Duvall Homes’ Chief Marketing and Development Officer, Elizabeth Bhimjee, met with staff from our Opportunities Enrichment Center last week at Duvall’s Glenwood campus.  The focus of the meeting was to tour some of the recently renovated Day Training classrooms, which took place during the past three months.

Bhimjee praised the hardworking Support Specialists and Management for their commitment to providing excellent programming to those in our care – a fundamental requirement, which helped in last year’s applications for grant funding. The entire renovation project has been made possible through the support of several private foundations, along with Duvall resident family members.

Each Member of the Staff was later rewarded with a personal Art Bin filled with essential art supplies and a colorful new “#DuvallDifference” T-shirt given by the Director of ADT, Shirley Zonnevylle,

A Phase II of ADT renovations is planned for 2019-2020. Look for a more detailed story in the upcoming 2019 Spring NewsletterBelow, Duvall’s newly renovated ADT “Tech Lab” complete with like-new office cubicles from Commercial Office Liquidators in Sanford, new chairs, headphones, new storage cabinetry and blinds from DeLand Lowe’s and freshly painted walls and tables.

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Duvall Homes: Inside Volusia Parent Magazine

May 1, 2019 – Duvall Homes is proud to be a part of Volusia Parent Magazine’s Summer Planning Issue. The issue focuses on many exciting activities in which children can participate during the summer months, including volunteering.

Duvall’s mission of providing residential supportive care and day training services would not have lasted for 74 years if it weren’t for the generosity of our giving community. Community service is a huge part of that giving – an important activity for children to be part of and to learn from.

“We are fortunate to have the most generous supporters, and without them, much of our work would be difficult to accomplish,” said Elizabeth Bhimjee, Duvall Home’s Chief Marketing & Development Officer. “Volunteers are part of our long history, and we rely heavily on their kindness and compassion.”

We are fortunate to have a community of ambassadors of all ages who continue to donate their time assisting Duvall’s staff and residents. These caring groups are dedicated to service all year round and are essential to our daily operations.

Duvall’s story on Developing Community Ambassadors, appears inside the May issue of Volusia Parent Magazine, as well as Flagler and St. Johns Parent Magazines. Read the full story here on pages 8 and 9.

#ImInspired #TheDuvallDifference

Community Ambassadors

Post by Lisa Habermehl

US Navy

U.S. Navy Recruits Volunteer At Duvall Homes

April 6, 2019 – The staff and residents of Duvall Homes send a sincere thank you to the young men and women of DeLand’s Navy Recruiting Station for spreading more than a hundred bags of mulch around several Duvall group homes in West Volusia. The inspiring group also dismantled and removed a 20′ table and assembled 8 new classroom tables for our Vocational Training Program at Duvall Homes’ Opportunities Enrichment Center.

Navy Recruits

We are most grateful for their hard work, and were impressed with the speed and commitment in which it was completed.

A special thank you to Commander M. Juanique Wallace of Navy Recruiting District Jacksonville; and to Chief Jericus Lewis, NCI Jason Stoudt, HM2 Jennifer Denis, QM1 Abbe Beaston and AWF2 Kenneth Connelly from DeLand’s Navy Recruiting Station.

Your service helps support our mission of providing residential supportive services and day training to people with developmental disabilities living in our community – a steadfast mission that begin in 1945. Thank you being part of #TheDuvallDifference!

Post by Lisa Habermehl

ADT Tess Jessica

Caring For Those We Serve

March 21, 2019 – Direct Support Professional, Jessica, personalized a blanket for a long-time resident of Duvall, Snookie.

“It is so beautiful and kind of Jessica to do this for my Snookie,” said Tess, who visits her daughter every week during Adult Day Training on our beautiful Glenwood campus.

Tess champions all Duvall staff, praising their efforts and dedication to caring for those we serve.

#TheDuvallDifference

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ADT Tech Lab

A Technical Sneak Peek

March 8, 2019 – We love sharing “sneak peeks” to various projects that occur through the year. One in particular is inside an ADT classroom at Duvall’s Opportunities Enrichment Center.  A stark difference to hanging curtains and unmatched furniture, this simple photo shows newly installed cordless blinds, fresh paint, new storage cabinetry, table and chairs. It’s just a small glimpse into what will soon become our new Tech Lab!  There will also be some added color soon… Thank you to various sponsors, grant awards and community support, which will be addressed in coming reports.

Tech Lab Update

Volunteering at Publix

Shopping Is Our Pleasure

February 5, 2019 – In Duvall Homes’ Adult Day Training Program, at our Opportunities Enrichment Center, participants develop skills to help them achieve the highest level of independence possible. Great volunteer experiences result from this training, like bagging at our local Publix.

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Publix

Posted by Lisa Habermehl

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New Picnic Tables For ADT

January 30, 2019 – Duvall staff and residents cherish our community of volunteers!  Thank you to the student volunteers of Father Lopez Catholic High School who recently sanded, cleaned, primed and painted 4 large picnic tables on the grounds of Duvall’s Glenwood campus in DeLand.

#TheDuvallDifference

Once the weather warmed, the tables were enjoyed by participants in Duvall’s Adult Day Training Program following an outdoor stroll. There are also some fun “artistic” plans for these beautiful, now like-new, picnic tables, which will incorporate Duvall’s Art For Everyone Program.

If you know of a group of students, or employees, interested in providing service for Duvall Homes, please contact lhabermehl@duvallhomes.org. Come be a part of #TheDuvallDifference!

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