With help from a $5,000 PACF grant, Horizons Center of Independent Living in Parkersburg installed a ramp to their facility. Horizons serves individuals with developmental disabilities by providing a safe residential facility and encouraging them to be active in all aspects of daily life.
Board member Jane Burdette notes, "Not only do our residents benefit from an accessible facility, but residents, families, and board members can now more freely participate in our activities."
One resident's family member expressed gratitude for the new ramp, stating, "I am so glad to be able to come to my son's home for a visit now."
The grant was made possible through the Michael Eddy Memorial Fund and the Galbraith Fund for Mental Health, two funds that were designed to be flexible and are used each year to support community needs.