People Inc. (fiscal agent for consortium)

Capacity Building for the Behavioral and Mental Health Consortium

“A group of nine leaders from the fields of IDD and health have come together to form a consortium in search of a solution to the dearth of services available to youth with severe behavioral disorders and IDD in crisis. This grant will support the expenses of the consortium’s facilitator, travel costs and overhead expenses”

CATEGORY: Programs & Services
LOCATION: Williamsville, NY
AMOUNT: $119,083 over One Year

Gigi’s Playhouse: Providing a Welcoming Community Space for Individuals Living with Down Syndrome in Western New York

A former beauty school in Buffalo is now a lively gathering place for people with Down syndrome and their families. The spacious, welcoming site is GiGi’s Playhouse Buffalo, a local organization connected to the GiGi’s Playhouse national network of 51 Down syndrome Achievement Centers. Renovations to the space were complete and Executive Director Emily Mondschein … Continued