The Stryker Rotary learned about the services provided by Filling Home at their regular meeting on October 27th. Carol Slight, Vice President, and Lori Siclair, Marketing Coordinator, shared some history as well as present day activities at Filling Home. The base facility started in 1959 just south of Napoleon on State Route 108. The home is affiliated with the Lutheran Church and draws support from the church as well as the community. The Napoleon facility is home to 55 residents and two smaller homes in Williams County serve the communities of Bryan and West Unity. Trinity Place, in Bryan, is a center for Adult Day Services. The Williams County Leadership Class provided building expertise and manual labor to build a community garden to serve the aging and people with disabilities at Trinity Place. Carol and Lori both sighted examples of how Williams County has been very supportive of the work done at Filling Home. When the Home was started it provided a place for people with disabilities to live and be cared for by others. Today the residents are active and have been learning to do things that are enjoyable and productive. Today Filling Home is providing services to the community including confidential document shredding, cleaning, and creating art. Filling Home has been growing and continues to grow with new projects. Carol and Lori spoke to the club as a guest of Stryker Rotary Member Wendy Koch. Pictured from left to right are Wendy Koch, Carol Slight, and Lori Siclair.
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