The New York Foundling has been awarded a $917,000 grant by the Nonprofit Infrastructure Capital Investment Program by the New York State Dormitory Authority. The Foundling is one of 237 grant recipients selected—totaling approximately $100 million.
The grant will be used to renovate five of The Foundling’s residences for individuals with developmental disabilities living in Nanuet, NY. Renovations are set to begin soon and will improve accessibility and overall comfort for the 38 individuals who live in these homes. It will also make the residences more sustainable and energy efficient. The men and women who live in these homes require care and attention 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Foundling began providing services to individuals with developmental disabilities in 1974 with the opening of a group home in Nyack, NY. Since then, The Foundling has experienced tremendous growth, and now serves over 400 individuals with varying levels of support services that are tailored to their individual needs across New York City, Rockland, Westchester, and Orange Counties.
Our Developmental Disabilities Division provides day and work supports to over 75 adults. We also offer respite services to children and adults in Rockland and Westchester counties (over 40 families use this service). Our services and supports focus on the personal outcomes for each individual though a person directed process that discovers the ability in each person, and aims to provide the right amount of supports based on an individual’s level of need. We measure success by focusing on each person’s ability to choose where he/she lives, have relationships with friends and families, participate in their community, maintain good health, and meet their personal goals.