Dear Friends,

Fiscal Year 2021 has been a year of unprecedented challenges with worldwide and local uncertainty due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The pandemic and the wide-reaching decisions, reactions and proactive steps taken at every level – worldwide, federal, state, local and at ADEC – have changed our landscape. It requires one to pause, catch our breaths, and share what magnanimous steps we have taken to not only respond to the pandemic but also strengthen the agency for sustainability, adaptability, and commitment to our mission. When you shine the lights of Aux Chandelle* on those we serve, you will see a stronger and reinvigorated organization, built upon the values and humble gratitude towards the true heroes – essential workers – #teamADEC.

ADEC is grateful for our dedicated employees, supportive Board of Directors and Committee members, engaged community partners and generous donors. As we begin this new fiscal year, plans are being developed for a grand inclusive community celebration in recognition of our 70th Birthday planned for Saturday, June 16th, 2022. Here’s looking forward to a great year. Be Safe and Be Well.

Donna Belusar, Ph.D.


* In 1966, with the help of parents, family members, and friends the founding families of ADEC charted the Aux Chandelles Development Center. Aux Chandelles in French means ‘into the light’