Progressive Directions, Inc.
Progressive Directions was chartered by the State of Tennessee as a private not-for-profit organization in 1976. Our mission is to serve the people of Montgomery County, Stewart County and the surrounding Counties, acting in the public interest by providing mental retardation services to this catchment area. Watch the video below to get an inside look at all PDI has to offer.
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Adult Day Center Celebrates Valentine’s Day
On February 14th the PDI Montgomery county adult day center was transformed pink and white in celebration of love. The center hosted an all day Valentine’s party, inviting families, friends, and employees to join in the excitement.
Clarksville/Montgomery County School System, Progressive Directions, Tennessee Rehabilitation Center, and Montgomery County Government Agencies through a collaborative effort have joined together to offer Project Search. This ground-breaking program provides High School Seniors, with disabilities, the opportunity to complete their senior year in a workplace environment, as an Intern with area employers. The program offers every Intern on the job training in various workplace environments. Interns complete a 10 week rotation exploring different vocations. Vocational and social skills are acquired through meetings with other interns, as well as, through real work experience.
Every Christmas for over 35 years Progressive Directions, Inc. and our local community partners have together, a month of holiday celebrations into one fun-filled day. This annual party is intended for program participants served through the many programs offered by Progressive Directions. 2012‘s event provided yet another fantastic day filled of Christmas enjoyment.
PDI would like to say a special thank you to the Clarksville Civitan and Hilldale United Methodist Church for all they do to make the PDI Christmas Party better each year!
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Helping others is the lesson this season at Kids DepotIn addition to traditional lessons taught during the holidays’ Kids Depot is offering a tangible approach to promoting compassion and community involvement. The “Care Center” kicked off the first of many activities designed to focus on the true meaning of the upcoming Christmas Season. Beginning in November and running through December 15th Kids Depot has been designated as an official drop off location for Toys for Tots. All donations of new unwrapped toys will be distributed to families in need in the Clarksville, Montgomery County, and Ft. Campbell areas.
In the spirit of good competition, each classroom is involved in a contest to collect the most toys for this amazing program. Supporters’ wishing to donate should drop off a new, unwrapped toy to Kids Depot located in Sango Village Monday through Friday 6:00am until 6:00pm.
“We are encouraging each child to focus on helping others in understanding the true meaning of the holiday spirit and what better example than children helping children.”
,Joy Mai, Kids Depot Child Care Director
About Toys For Tots
Former and retired Marines have collected Toys for kids since 1948.
The Marine Corps League Detachment 603 organize each year to collect for Toys for Tots, then distribute to children in need for the city of Clarksville TN., Montgomery County and Ft Campbell,KY. If you would like to make a donation of a toy or monetary, please contact Toysfortots.ORG
About Kids Depot Child Care Center
Established in 1999, Kids Depot is a state licensed facility currently serving 185 children ages 6weeks to 12years. In 2008 we exceeded the state of TN 3 Star Rating program and are now approved and monitored by the TN Dept. of Education.
On Wednesday August 29th Clarksville Civitan Club Chapter 76 invited Progressive Directions, Inc. and Buddy Ball Special Needs Athletic League to accept donations in support of the nonprofit programs offered to those with special needs.
Clarksville Civitan Member Mr. LeRoy Parks presented donations from proceeds of the club’s annual Vidalia Onion sales. Each spring for many years the Clarksville Civitan Club has their annual Vidalia onion sales. A ten-pound bag of fresh Vidalia onions is $10.00. The proceeds from these sales benefit The Civitan International Research Center, Progressive Directions, Inc. and Buddy Ball Special Needs Athletic League. This has become an anticipated event since 2008. Mr. LeRoy Parks has been the key person responsible for heading this operation but relies on each Civitan member for support.
During the Civitan presentation Progressive Directions, Inc. Executive Director Jay Albertia accepted the donations on behalf of PDI and Buddy Ball, expressing to the organization members his appreciation and gratitude for the overwhelming support from Civitan.
“Progressive Directions and Buddy Ball applies these funds in support of our many wonderful programs. It is through community partnerships such as with Clarksville Civitan that allows Progressive Directions and Buddy Ball to provide a variety of opportunities that they might not find elsewhere.” Stated Mr. Jay Albertia, PDI Executive Director
Information on the Clarksville Civitan Chapter 76
Chartered in June of 1922 as the 76th club in Civitan International, the Clarksville Civitan Club has always met as a weekly luncheon club in the downtown area of Clarksville, Tennessee. The Clarksville Civitan Club is a service organization located in beautiful downtown
Clarksville, Tennessee. Under Civitan International & The Valley District, the club is 89 members strong. Club members perform many service & fundraising projects benefiting the local community as well as Civitan International. The main projects are the sponsorship of Boy Scout Troop 514, providing four scholarships to Austin Peay State University & The Citizenship Award, and the sponsorship of four Junior Civitan clubs in the Clarksville Montgomery County School System. We also support Progressive Directions, Inc. by hosting monthly birthday parties and a great Christmas party at the special adult day Center. Civitan Candy Boxes placed in businesses and annual Vidalia onion sales benefit the Civitan International Research Center for Developmental Disabilities and Buddy Ball Special Needs
Athletic League. During a time when most civic organizations are forced to revaluate annual support to local charities, the Hilldale Civitan organization has made it top priority to continue giving.
Tuesday August 7, 2012 during their monthly meeting the Hilldale Civitan made much-needed donations to Buddy Ball Special Needs Athletic Program, Montgomery County EMS, Safehouse Domestic Violence Program, and Montgomery County Child Advocacy Center. The contributions will help accomplish many public purposes such as providing opportunities’ for those with special needs, assisting persons needing emergency services, aid in stopping domestic violence, and bring hope and healing to many children. Donations were presented to each organization during the meeting, allowing time for each recipient to discuss their mission and answer questions from group members and guests.
Primary funding for support through Hilldale Civitan is made available by hosting the Annual Tennessee Fiddlers Championship which will celebrate its 39th year in 2013. This event is held each year in March at Rossview High and is the major fundraising event for the group. Also, during the meeting it was announced that long time Hilldale Civitan member and Treasurer, Mr. L.C. Cathy would be resigning his post as member and officer before the New Year as he plans to move closer to family. Mr. Cathy has been a member of Hilldale Civitan for more than a decade, leading projects and events continually sharing and illustrating the Civitan Mission.
“Hilldale Civitan is honored to be able to help those in our community. Just like any business or organization we are feeling the influence of the economy. However, our members truly believe in the Civitan Mission and know the lasting value of positively affecting someone’s life. We are dedicated to this goal in the hopes that our beliefs will continue for many years. ” Stated Hilldale Civitan Club President Jimmy Heaton during Tuesdays presentation.
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Progressive Directions, Inc. program participants, employees and community members gathered for the annual Teddy McGovern Summer Picnic at the Eagles Rest pavilion on Friday June 8th. Mr. McGovern and several community supporters provided food, refreshments, and most importantly a day focused on fun. This annual event is the pinnacle of summertime fun for everyone who attends.
During this year’s picnic everyone enjoyed games, refreshments, and dancing while waiting impatiently for the much anticipated water balloon war to begin. This is a well known part of the annual picnic and all come armed with water weaponry, this year adding a 100 gallon water trough filled to the brim with water balloons. This particular aspect of the annual picnic has become synonymous with Progressive Directions executive director Jay Albertia, who has always promoted this all out water battle.
“This is a day in which we have no worries, no doctor’s appointments, no disabilities, concentrating on having a great time!”, PDI, Executive Director, Jay Albertia
Mr. McGovern began the picnic in the early 70’s as a way to offer a day directed only on the joy in life. He has continued this devotion making the summer picnic a staple within the special needs community. It has increased in attendance and enjoyment each year, creating memories to last through until the next year.
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