August 2019
Staff Promotions and Returns
Horizons is pleased to announce the following changes within the organization:
Peg Moses has returned to the role of Chief Financial Officer. Peg was with the Horizons family from 2015 to 2018, when she became Corporate Controller for Genova Technologies.
Sandy Rosenberger, Volunteer Engagement and Event Manager, has been promoted to Director of Volunteers and Marketing.
Kelzye Bedwell has become Director of Financial Stability, adding Neighborhood Transportation Service (NTS) to her oversight as well as the Financial Health & Wellness program.
Denise Fuller, a Consumer Credit Counselor for Horizons, has taken on the Manager of Financial Counseling position.
Cathy Ondler also returns to the Horizons family as Director of Finance. She worked in Horizons' Finance department from 2016 to 2018, when she joined Aegon Global Technology.

"These five women have done outstanding work in helping us provide meaningful services to the community," said Michael Barnhart, Chief Executive Officer at Horizons. "I've enjoyed working with each of them, and I'm incredibly happy that Peg and Cathy were able to return and we could offer Sandy, Kelzye, and Denise their well-deserved promotions. I look forward to accomplishing so much more with them and all our Horizons staff."
Survivors Benefit is next month
The Survivors Program will host its annual fundraiser to match federal support it receives to address the immediate and long-term needs of violent crime victims and their families. The Survivors Benefit will be held Friday, Sept. 6 at A Touch of Class , 5977 Mount Vernon Rd. SE in Cedar Rapids; and include a dinner, auction, raffle, and program.

Purchase your tickets now for this event, which will allow Horizons to continue providing this vitally important service. You can learn more about the Survivors Program through its manager Elizabeth Lucas' interview with Mediacom Newsleaders .
STEPPS program returns to Horizons
Horizons is once again offering the nationally-recognized Systems Training for Emotional Predictability & Problem Solving (STEPPS), a 20-week evidence-based educational program that teaches participants skills to improve management of intense feelings and related behaviors.
"The goal is to develop an increased sense of self-awareness and insight, as it relates to mental health, in order to respond to the environment rather than react to it," said therapist Beth Krayenhagen.

The first session of STEPPS takes place on Wednesday, Sept. 11, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Horizons. Contact Lindsey Piper for more information or to make a referral. Applicants are required to participate in an initial screening before they can start the program.
NTS story: The late shift

A couple weeks after starting one new job, Roger picked up a second job that starts at 10:30 five nights a week. He needs transportation to get to this second job, but the city bus has stopped running by then.

Roger has been able to get back on his feet with laudable momentum through the help of Neighborhood Transportation Service (NTS). "Mercy and grace are fantastic," he exclaimed.

NTS provides affordable transportation to employment and education throughout the Cedar Rapids area. If you or someone you know could benefit from this service, give NTS a call at (319) 363-1321.