Happy Joe Whitty

10/29/2019


Happy Joe Whitty completed his life’s work Tuesday, October 29. He now rests in God’s loving arms.  He was a fabulous father, grandfather, brother, uncle, community leader, as well as an advocate for those with special needs.Joe inspired us all. A Celebration of Life was held November 9 following funeral.  In lieu of flowers, donations be made to Happy Joe’s Kids Foundation. The family asked that all remember Joe with happiness. “He was a bright light in our world with an unforgettable smile and a compassionate, faithful heart. Let us all honor him by practicing human kindness every day.”

 

HJKF Raises Funds for Assistive Technologies

10/22/2019

We are raising funds to purchase additional technologies for the area after meeting a homebound student at last year’s Holiday Party.


HJKF Mission

Helping kids with special needs across America

Happy Joe’s Kids Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded by Happy Joe Whitty and his family to help meet the needs of special needs kids wherever they may be.

Children’s Therapy Center of the Quad Cities

The Children’s Therapy Center offers medical rehabilitation therapy services to children with developmental disabilities and developmental delays.

Over the years, thousands of individuals and their families have benefited from our services – regardless of their ability to pay for the services. Now, with a focus on young children, the Children’s Therapy Center is a major service provider for children and families throughout Western Illinois and Southeastern Iowa. Learn More

Hand in Hand

Hand In Hand was created by local Quad City parents to serve children and young adults with special needs. In addition we support the families of these children so that they can be successful at work and at home. Today Hand In Hand offers summer camps, childcare, a bowling league, overnights and even a Girl Scout Troop among its many program choices.

In addition, information about community resources is also available to parents regarding various disability issues. Learn More

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Handicapped Development Center

The Handicapped Development Center supports those people with disabilities at work, at home, and in the community.

At HDC’s workshop, people learn work skills and are provided with a place where they can experience the dignity of doing real work and the pride of earning a paycheck. They can also receive the support they need to find and maintain a job in the community.
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