Each year, as you review causes to support, please consider Continuum of Care.
I have 4 years' first-hand experience of the services that Continuum of Care offers and the manner in which they discharge them. They provide comprehensive community-based residential and support services that enable their patients to live as fully and independently in the community, as is possible to expect, given some of the severe cases they manage – sometimes very severe developmental disabilities.
They are good at what they do because of the skills, talents and dedication of staff, but also because they have done this for a long time – forty years – and this is evident in the quality of the care they provide and the improvement in the quality of life that I have witnessed in clients. In particular, I appreciate the fact that they help their clients to develop independent skills, offering them the broadest array of choices and taking the preferences of their clients in account – simply put, their clients come first.
Anyone who needs care, is a caregiver, or is close to either, understands only too well how fragmented the whole system of care can be. Continuum of Care really comes into their own by coordinating between the different agencies and integrating community-based care providers covering clinical, homecare, psychological and behavioral care. This makes a huge difference, and as anyone in the care business knows, the things in life, often taken for granted by most, count for a lot.
Let me also tell you a little about my daughter who is a resident of Continuum of Care. She has been disabled her entire life, suffering from uncontrollable seizures and the long term effects of Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. My daughter has been institutionalized since the age of 13 and has undergone multiple hospilizations and surgeries. Through all of her challenges I have learned that, in the end, her care and development is most dependent on that first line of caregivers that support her day in and day out. For my daughter, this can be a fearful experience. Since arriving at Continuum of Care, she has gone from a scared and confused young lady to a trusting and loved young woman, one who feels supported and safe. She is more able to handle her day-to-day challenges and participate in as independent a life as I could have wished for her. As a parent, I cannot describe how wonderful that makes me feel. Now when I return my daughter to her residence she runs up the porch to share her day with her peers and staff. She's home.
I am proud to support Continuum of Care.
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One of the best gifts we can give to others is making a difference in someone's lives. Donations go directly to supporting the clients we serve and enhancing the quality of their lives.
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Continuum of Care's mission is to provide comprehensive community-based residential and support services to enable persons with psychiatric and developmental disabilities to live as fully and independently in the community as possible.