When asked about what this award does for the agency Information and Assistance Manager, Mary Handley, stated “This is a big step for us – a turning point in our efforts to bring this vision to life.”
Santo A. Grande president & CEO for Delmarva Community Services, Inc. “We’d like to thank the Weinberg Foundation for their enthusiasm for this project,” who committed funds after a yearlong application process, “their support has a tremendous impact.”
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Intergenerational Center is a community facility featuring a senior services, child care services, day habilitation, and services for individuals w/ disabilities combined under one roof. The goal is to help develop mutually beneficial support systems between each of these vulnerable local populations. It is designed to support the interests and activities of younger seniors and to help local seniors age in place.
A little more than half of the buildings funding sources have been met. Those include funds granted by the George B. Todd Fund, Maryland Department of Aging, USDA Community facilities loan program, and the Maryland Legislative Bond Program.
Delmarva Community Services, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides supportive services to individuals with disabilities, seniors, and those affected by poverty. Operating since 1974, DCS will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2014. For more information about the Chesapeake Grove project visit www.dcsdct.org.