ST. PETERSBURG, FLA – Parc Center for Disabilities’ nationally recognized Caregiver Relief Services program has received two grants from the Pinellas Community Foundation. Last December, Parc was awarded $10,000 from their Senior Care Services fund to support respite
services provided by senior caregivers in the program. This week, Parc was awarded a $25,000 Operating Grant to support the overall program which lost its major funding source last September due to age restrictions of participants.
These two grants from the Pinellas Community Foundation will allow Parc’s Caregiver Relief Services to offer short breaks to senior citizens caring for children with disabilities. In addition, it will allow this vital program to expand by adding families currently on a wait list and increasing the age of participants from 18 to 22 years old.
“We are extremely grateful to Pinellas Community Foundation for the recent grants awarded to Caregiver Relief Services, said Bridie Gauthier, Assistant Vice President of Children’s Services at Parc. “We could not deliver this life saving service to families raising children with disabilities without the generous support of community partners like PCF.”
About Parc Center for Disabilities
Parc Center for Disabilities is a nonprofit organization that has been serving children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities since 1953. Our “person-centered” approach has garnered a reputation as a progressive leader in our field and in the community. As an organization and a community, we share a powerful belief that all persons should have the
opportunity to achieve their full potential and let their capabilities shine. Parc Center for Disabilities is wholly dedicated to ensuring that every individual we serve is valued, respected, and embraced by all for their uniqueness. Follow Parc Center for Disabilities on LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook