Foundation for Metrowest and Thrive Support & Advocacy Team Up to Help Families in Need

Foundation for Metrowest logoAging parents of adult children with intellectual or developmental disabilities face a special set of challenges. Thanks to a generous grant of $10,000 from the Foundation for MetroWest, Thrive Support & Advocacy can help these families overcome challenges and care for their loved one. This grant, which focuses on supporting families with parents age 60+, will fill a critical need in the caregiver community.

“Through this grant, the Foundation for MetroWest recognizes the importance of keeping families supported and together as parents enter a different stage of life,” stated Nanette Goldstein, Family & Individual Support Director. In looking at allocating the grant money, Goldstein commented, “Thrive has already identified twenty families whose aging parent(s) would benefit from extra support. We will meet with each family and discuss their needs, then allocate funds based on what we learn. Some families may need money for transportation, while others could be looking for extra funds to purchase a new computer,” stated Goldstein.

Families receiving a stipend will make their purchases in 2019. Through the generosity of the Foundation for MetroWest, Thrive is excited to support these families and welcome them to the Thrive community. For more information about this and other Thrive programs visit our website at www.icanthrive.org or email info@icanthrive.org.

About Thrive
Thrive Support and Advocacy is a nonprofit organization offering life-changing services and support to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, in and beyond the MetroWest area. Through unparalleled social, residential, and recreation programs; a proactive philosophy; and unfailing commitment to constituents and their families, Thrive helps create lives filled with happiness, meaning, and pride. We empower individuals to focus on ability and find opportunities to shine.

About Foundation for MetroWest
Established in 1995, the Foundation for MetroWest is the only community foundation serving the 33 cities and towns in the region. We promote philanthropy in the region, help donors maximize the impact of their local giving, serve as a resource for local nonprofits and enhance the quality of life for all our residents. Since inception, the Foundation has granted $15 million to charitable organizations and currently stewards more than $22 million in charitable assets for current needs and future impact. To learn more, please visit www.foundationformetrowest.org or call 508-647-2260.