Good afternoon Mr. Pettapiece,
I am writing to express my deep concern regarding the information my family has received about the project funding ending as of March 31, 2019 for Facile.
It is truly disturbing news to families such as mine in the community who have been blessed with such wonderful support from this organization to help us provide services for our family members with developmental disabilities.
My siblings and I have a brother in Stratford with a developmental delay. Although he has some support from Community Living, we were so very fortunate to have a support person from Facile assigned to Steve as well, and the time she has spent with Steve has helped him become a vital citizen in the community and made him feel more independent, and more importantly, helping his mental health status improve to provide him with a fuller life all around.
She has helped him gain employment, join groups, introducing him to wonderful people in the community and have so much more confidence.
Only one of our siblings is located in Stratford close to Steve and the rest of us are out of town and can only get to Steve as much as possible. Our parents are no longer able to be a part of his support group. It gives us much peace and appreciation to have Facile assisting us in such an important role!
Please do what ever possible to change this situation- we desperately need these organizations in the Community!
Thank you for your support.