United Way Grants $81,000 to Community Connections Program

United Way Grants $81,000 to Bona Vista Programs

KOKOMO, IN / PRESS RELEASE – United Way serving Howard and Tipton Counties’ Board of Directors has announced an $81,000 grant to help fund Community Connections, a program through Bona Vista Programs.

Donations given through the Annual Fundraising Campaign, both individually and through workplace campaigns make this grant possible. United Way donors help to improve the quality of lives for adults with disabilities through care, guidance and quality programming.

“United Way funds will support Bona Vista’s Community Connections Day Program, which help our most severe and profoundly disabled adults,” said Brianne Boles, Bona Vista Programs, Inc. President & CEO. ” The funds received will help assist with the goals of allowing the persons in our programs the right to live, love, work, learn, play and pursue their dreams in our community. The Community Connection program not only supports the individual receiving services, but also allows their family and loved ones the opportunity to stay and thrive in Howard County without needing to travel to seek these services elsewhere within the state of Indiana. We are excited to continue to deliver these unduplicated services to our community with the help of United Way.”

Bona Vista’s Community Connections program serves 34 individuals that need intense supervision and cannot live or work independently in the community.  The program is unlike any other service in our community and allows these adults to have a safe environment to learn, grow and interact with their peers.

“Thanks to the generosity of our donors, United Way is able to help fund the Community Connections program,” said Libby O’Brien, United Way serving Howard and Tipton Counties Interim Executive Director. “This grant helps individuals with disabilities live a life full of encouragement and support so that they can exercise choice and self-determination to reach their personal goals of socialization, positive behavior and safety.”

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