Cayuga Centers receives Allyn Family Foundation Grant

May 04, 2017

The Allyn Family Foundation notified Cayuga Centers of a $75,000 grant to assist with the purchase of property at 210 Osborne Street, recently named in honor of the agency’s late board chair, Frederick N. Richardson.

President and CEO Edward Myers Hayes says, "We are pleased by the support we have received through the years from the Allyn Family Foundation which has helped us develop and adjust programs and create high quality treatment and services. This latest contribution will assist in our purchase of 210 Osborne Street - helping us add space to our growing respite program for individuals with developmental disabilities as well as reduce costs by owning instead of leasing the property."

Fundraising Specialist Timothy Kelly notes the purchase of the building is part of the agency’s capital campaign currently underway to build capacity to accommodate expansion brought on by program growth across the agency’s multiple locations. The grant is also earmarked to help fund the expansion of Weekday Respite programming. Respite programs serving individuals with developmental disabilities have overwhelmed current space at the Frederick N. Richardson Center. 

Numerous staff members were relocated to newly purchased offices space on Kearney Avenue. The moves from Osborne Street will enable expansion of the physical space for respite, allowing an increase in program slots to serve more individuals. A key element in helping families with caregiving is having regular opportunities for time away while their loved one is engaged in social activities.  At least 300 local families would like to receive respite services if available.


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