The Frazer Center is honored to be the recipient of a $100,000 grant from the Sara Giles Moore Foundation. The award will be allotted over a two-year period and is ear-marked for Frazer Center’s Project Achieve pilot program for adults with disabilities.
Project Achieve is designed to provide more community-based services for our adult participants, allowing for Direct Support Professionals to meet participants in their own communities, helping them build relationships in their neighborhoods, and providing access to social, recreational, cultural, and educational opportunities in the metro area.
Many of these opportunities are not accessible to Frazer’s participants because they commonly occur during evening and weekend hours when Frazer is closed. The funding from the Sara Giles Moore Foundation will allow Frazer to extend its hours of operation beyond the current 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Additional staff will be hired to provide more of these community-based services to more people.
The expansion of Project Achieve will help Frazer’s Adult Services transition from a primarily center-based program to a more community-based program. Frazer’s adult participants will help shape Project Achieve by providing feedback to staff on the types of events and activities they are interested in.
The Sara Giles Moore Foundation has afforded the Frazer Center the resources to move forward with Project Achieve, as well as the time to plan for sustaining the program beyond the initial two-year period outlined in the grant.
If you or someone you know is interested in working with Frazer Center’s Project Achieve, or if you know of community events or activities that Frazer’s adult participants may be interested in, please contact Unondus Walker, Director of Adult Services, at email@example.com.