Background of the organization:
Reena is a non-profit organization which promotes dignity, individuality, independence, personal growth and community inclusion for people with developmental disabilities within a framework of Jewish culture and values. Reena was established in 1973 by parents of children with developmental disabilities as a practical alternative to institutions. Since that time Reena has grown to provide support for 1,000 individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Reena offers a variety of services including: residential support, respite programs, counselling, therapy and advocacy. These services are offered in over 30 Group Homes and over 60 Supported Independent Living Apartments across the Greater Toronto Area.
Funds will be used to hire a coordinator to train, motivate and implement the deployment of day-program staff to 31 group homes, serving nearly 440 individuals with developmental disabilities.
- COVID-19 Emergency Funds