105 Campus Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820
Oneonta, NY: Springbrook, the area’s leading provider of innovative supports and services for people of all ages with developmental disabilities, was recently awarded a substantial New York State Nonprofit Infrastructure Capital Investment Program grant totaling $576,100.
Springbrook received notice of this excellent grant opportunity from Senator James Seward. The grant will now be used to completely fund a number of important renovations at the organization’s Community Campus on State Highway 7 in Oneonta.
The Capstone Day Habilitation renovations will greatly enhance the learning environment for more than 70 adult Capstone Day Habilitation Program participants. Improvements to the site include modifying the existing program wing, so that it is secure and separated from the administrative offices and Kids Unlimited Preschool. The project also includes the addition of adjoining, accessible restrooms in the program area. Currently, the restrooms are located elsewhere in the building, which has at times limited staff’s abilities to provide consistent support and care for individuals. The new restrooms will restore independence, privacy, and dignity for all. Associate Director of Day Options, Sherry Waffle, explains: “We were so excited to move to the Community Campus when Springbrook purchased the property in 2012. The space has allowed us to provide services in a more concentrated and practical area than ever before. Now, these improvements will allow us to further enhance our Capstone programming and quality of individualized supports.”
Springbrook is known for going above and beyond in providing not just the basics for people with developmental disabilities, but a fulfilling life of support unique to each individual’s needs and desires. One of the ways the organization continues to set the standard for a high quality-of-life is through grants and donations. Springbrook CEO Patricia Kennedy says, “Springbrook is so proud of the support we receive from our local New York State representatives and community members.” She continues, “For years, Senator Seward has considered the needs of our participants a priority and has been a strong voice in the advocacy of people with developmental disabilities. His commitment to our mission has helped us create beautiful and efficient places for living and learning, and we look forward to moving ahead with his continued support.”