Grant description

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.

 

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.