JARC, an organization serving people with disabilities, is pleased to announce that it has been selected to receive a two-year grant from The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc. based in Owings Mills, MD. The announcement was made by Rick Loewenstein, Chief Executive Officer of JARC.
The $120,000 grant will help support the organization’s Independent Living Services (ILS) program, which provides comprehensive assistance to adults with disabilities living in their own homes and apartments. JARC’s ILS program improves the quality of life for its participants with qualified and well-trained staff, opportunities for social interaction and recreation, advocacy for health care and financial welfare, and provides connections with the broader community.
“It’s an honor to be the recipient of this grant,” said Rick Loewenstein, Chief Executive Officer of JARC. “We remain dedicated and take pride in making sure everyone we serve with developmental disabilities is able to live full, dignified lives in the community and that’s what this grant is all about.”
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation is one of the largest private charitable foundations in the United States. It provides approximately $100 million in annual grants to nonprofits that offer direct services to low income and vulnerable individuals and families. The Foundation supports innovative services designed to enable people with disabilities to live “a life of their own choosing” in the community—not in segregated, institutional, or congregate settings. A life of their own choosing means achieving independence, self-respect, and self-satisfaction at school, home, and work to the greatest degree possible.
“JARC believes in the tectonic shift in the disabilities movement from segregation to integration, from coercion to individual choice, from family or agency control to individual self-control and self-sufficiency to the greatest extent possible,” explained Stan Goldman, Program Director, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation.