Photo Album: 1960s
TRIBUNE, Nov. 19, 1962
TRIBUNE, Aug. 25, 1963
Minnesota will sprout seven new day care centers for children with developmental disabilities in the next few weeks, state officials said Saturday.
On Sept. 1, the State Welfare Department will distribute $155,000 in state aid to help the seven new centers get under way and to inject new life into 12 existing centers. The new ones will be in Winona, Aitkin, Chisholm, Faribault, Worthington, Fairmont and St. Paul.
As a result, several dozen weary mothers in those communities can expect some relief from what often becomes the maddening responsibility of round-the-clock care of a child with disabilities.
Among other things, a day care center is a place where a loving but distraught mother can leave her child each day for a few hours of freedom from his constant demands. Many mothers attest to the value of such relief.
STAR, Apr. 7, 1966
STAR, Nov. 6, 1967
STAR, Aug. 15, 1969
In the winter of 1967, Joe Bartsch, a Benilde High School student, suggested to staff members at the Catholic Youth Center (CYC) that young people could be of service to state hospitals.
The idea was proposed to the administration at Cambridge. While the use of teenagers on such a broad basis was a new experiment, the hospital was willing to give it a try.
Now, after three years of service, the CYC program has expanded to include the Faribault State Hospital and six local centers for individuals with developmental disabilities. These pictures were made at Cambridge.
More than 50 young volunteers participated in the program this summer, some returning for a second or third year.