How would you spend $60 a month? The 64 consumers participating in our CILA (Community Integrated Living Arrangement), also known as “Group Homes,” are allowed to retain $60 from their earned wages and social security as a result of the state funding formula. The state expects these funds to cover clothing, activities, and toiletries, such as deodorant, shaving cream, shampoo, and other items.
Haircuts? We are fortunate to have two full-time staff people who among their other capacities are also cosmetology-licensed, which enables the consumers to receive haircuts at no charge.
Thanks to your generous support in the past, Open Door has been able to defray some of the costs. Families help out the best they can. Some simply do not have the financial means to be able to contribute as much as they would like. Other consumers have Open Door as their only family.
I invite you to participate in our annual membership drive. Your generous support is critical in providing a healthy environment for adults with such developmental disabilities as autism, cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome, and other intellectual disabilities.
For over 51 years, we have been blessed to have the support of so many individuals, organizations, and businesses. We humbly thank you.
Warm regards, Dave Baker Executive Director