An important part of HSS services is our supportive housing program for adults with disabilities. HSS owns and operates nine apartment buildings in Waterloo and Columbia with a total of 60 apartment units and has two group homes in Hecker that can each serve four adults.
This fall several HSS staff members came up with an idea to approach Home Depot for donations to build shingled, roofed patio covers for the patios at the Hecker two group homes plus some fencing to make a safe zone where residents can get out and enjoy the fresh air. Home Depot, along with their community partner Paraquad, said “yes” to HSS and not only provided funding for the materials, but they also sent a team of Home Depot staff to do the labor!
On September 27th the Home Depot team along with several HSS staff and spouses set to work to get the job done. They framed the covered roof, dug holes for the supports and shingled the roofs. On October 11th they came back and finished the fence. Now our residents hurry out to enjoy their new patio after their workday as the HSS Adult Day Training program is over. A big “thanks” goes to Home Depot, Paraquad and the HSS staff and spouses that made this happen.