Saratoga Bridges received a grant of $1,000 from the WGY Christmas Wish Fund program. We will be utilizing the funds to augment our Family Reimbursement Program which falls under the umbrella of Family Support Services.
In particular, we will be apply the grant towards the Family Reimbursement Program which provides families, who care for a loved one with a developmental disability living at home, with a cash subsidy to assist with expenses not covered by other resources, or take inordinate time to be approved. These may comprise of services or items including additional respite coverage, IPads, clothing, tutoring, camp tuition, travel expenses, swings, YMCA memberships, afterschool social programs, therapeutic swimming and horseback riding lessons, Applied Behavior Analysis therapy, therapeutic equipment, sensory items, books, weighted blankets, diapers, yard fences, rent, glasses and conference fees. 100% of the funds will designated towards these cash subsidies.
A committee of family members and professionals review, discuss and prioritize each request while Saratoga Bridges staff acts as the oversight agency. This process ensures due diligence is conducted and achieved. This WGY Christmas Wish Fund grant will relieve the physical, emotional and financial stress for several families. Their continuous support definitely makes a difference in the lives of the children we support!