Local Group That Helps Residents With Intellectual Disabilities in Rutherford and Cannon Counties Receive Major Grant

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The Christy-Houston Foundation’s recent awarding of a nearly $40,000 grant to Journeys in Community Living will help the nonprofit deliver more streamlined services to adults with intellectual disabilities in Cannon and Rutherford counties.

Thanks to the foundation grant, Journeys was able to purchase $64,000 of speciality equipment that will help the varying medical conditions of adults with intellectual disabilities be more closely monitored, with supervisors and case managers having immediate access to real-time medical information.

If not for the foundation’s generosity, the cost of implementing the new system would have meant a significant strain on an already-strapped Journeys’ budget, according to Journeys in Community Living Executive Director Betty McNeely. 

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“Thanks to the foundation’s help, this new system will enable us to operate much more efficiently, freeing up our staff to spend more time with the men and women we support,” McNeely said. “It will also help us meet the documentation requirements of our funders in a more effective manner.”

“What wonderful work the Christy-Houston Foundation does for our community, in supporting its nonprofit organizations!” McNeely added.  

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Bob Mifflin, President of the Christy-Houston Foundation, said Journeys in Community Living, formerly known as the Rutherford County Adult Activity Center, has for 38 years been a vital support teaching work skills to adults with intellectual disabilities in Rutherford and Cannon counties.

“They have not only served our industries and our community, but given these individuals an opportunity to work and serve, giving them a feeling of satisfaction for a job well done,” Mifflin said. “We are pleased to have been able to assist Journeys in this project.”

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Mark Bell
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