Honoring Our Past, Building Our Future:
As 2023 draws to a close, we find ourselves reflecting on a decade filled with growth and change since I first wrote to you as the new Executive Director in 2013. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Residential Services, Inc. (RSI), a milestone that fills us with immense pride and gratitude. For half a century, RSI has been at the forefront of providing living options and innovative support services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Our journey over these years, especially the last ten, has been one of continuous evolution and dedication. The changing economic and technological landscapes, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the global workforce shortages have significantly impacted our field, presenting both challenges and opportunities. Despite these changes, our commitment to our mission has remained unwavering. I am profoundly grateful for the solid foundation established by my predecessor, Dennis Bradshaw, and the steadfast guidance of RSI’s Board of Directors, both of which have been invaluable as we’ve navigated these transformative times.
As we celebrate our 50th year, RSI's mission continues to be steadfast, deeply anchored in our core values. Our commitment to providing quality services with excellence and integrity has only grown stronger as we embark on our next half-century of service.
In this spirit, we warmly invite you to join our mission again this year by supporting RSI’s Security Fund. Your generous donation provides financial protection in times of crisis and equips us with the resources to meet future needs, ensuring the stability and sustainability of our services. Additionally, we are seeking your support in two specific areas: Employee Appreciation and Capital Needs. Contributing to employee appreciation is a way to honor and celebrate the inspiring dedication and hard work of our staff, who are critical to RSI’s success. Donations designated for capital needs will be used for essential repairs and updates, ensuring that our facilities not only meet but exceed the highest standards required to provide a safe, attractive, and comfortable living environment that is both functional and personalized. Each area of support is vital to our ongoing success and offers you the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in a way that resonates with you.
Your support is pivotal in ensuring that RSI's future is as impactful as its past. We thank you for your continued belief in our mission and our tradition of creating new possibilities. Wishing you a joyful New Year on behalf of our Board and staff.
Warm regards,
Scott A. Keller
Executive Director