Opening Doors to Community a Success!
Thanks to the efforts of many volunteers, our partners, Catholic Residential Services, and with support from the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council, FFC's 2016 Opening Doors to Community was a success! On May 14, 2016 volunteers spread out to four locations in Cincinnati, OH and despite the less-than-perfect weather, did a lot of work in a few hours. Residents at each of the homes pitched in, as well. A whole album of pictures can be found on our Facebook page. Thanks to all who helped! Our friends at CRS said, "Thank you and all those from FFC and volunteers who made the resident’s home so beautiful! The residents that joined the work loved it, and now all want to help water the flowers and care for the vegetable gardens. Neighbors have commented on how lovely our yards look which makes us feel like good neighbors. Thanks for bringing that curb appeal!"
n the last Monday of November, Kathy, Ruth, Marlene, and Missy moved from two separate apartments into a house together in Ohio. The ladies were ecstatic to finally have a place to call their own. Instead of small apartments with one communal living space, the ladies now live in a spacious house with three separate living rooms so that each woman has the opportunity not only to hang out with her best friends but to have some space to herself without being in her room. The best part is that they now get to share in a family style living environment with three of their very best friends. They have a large yard and deck so they can host all of their friends and families whenever they feel like it. Marlene couldn’t stop gushing over just how beautiful the house was and how much she loved her new room. The ladies are so happy in their personal home. They are looking forward to hosting an open house after the holidays to show off their new home. We would like to extend a special thanks to Foundation For the Challenged for making this possible.
Catholic Residential Services, Cincinnati, Ohio.