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People with developmental disabilities â€“ and the programs that serve them â€“ are struggling to survive in Silicon Valley. Generous support from donors like you is critical to meeting the needs of our consumers.
- Our consumersâ€™ average SSI payment is a mere $830 per month â€“ for food, clothing, and shelter. The local average rental cost for a one bedroom apartment is over $2,000. Not surprisingly, many of our consumers run out of money for food. So in partnership with a local food bank, every week we distribute a bag of groceries to our consumers. We help them find affordable housing â€“ an increasing challenge as government housing subsidies continually decline.
- State funding rates for disability services like ours have been frozen for over a decade, while the cost of living has increased over 37%. Closing this ever-growing funding gap means we must step up our fundraising efforts.
Everybody knows someone who has a developmental disability like autism, cerebral palsy, mental retardation. Many times that someone is a member of our immediate or extended family, a friendâ€™s or neighborâ€™s family. Like all of us, people with disabilities want to live in their own homes as active, productive and included members of the community, with dignity and independence.
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