Sara’s Garden ($6,850) – Sara’s Garden received a $6,850 grant for their Expanded Sensory Integrations Experience Project. This project will provide additional sensory activities such as a cozy canoe, a rock climb wall and a buoy ball swing. Sensory integration has shown to increase concentration, focus and socialization while reducing aggressive behaviors and improve communication skills in children with autism.
Shalom Mediation and Counseling Center ($50,000) – A $50,000 grant was awarded to Shalom Mediation and Counseling Center to purchase a new facility in Bryan. The new facility will assist them in meeting the increasing demand for mental health counseling and drug/alcohol addiction treatment services in Williams County.
The Ability Center of Greater Toledo ($10,000) – The Ability Center received a $10,000 grant for their Home Accessibility Program. This program will provide disabled individuals in Williams County home accessibility by installing needed modifications such as ramps, stir lifts, hand rails or grab bars. This grant will allow individuals to stay in their homes and maintain their independence safely.
Williams County Humane Society ($1,500) – A $1,500 grant was awarded to the Williams County Humane Society for their Spay/Neuter Program. The aim of the program is to decrease the stray and homeless cat and dog population in Williams County.