CUMBERLAND COMMUNITY OPTIONS, INC

OUR CURRENT CAMPAIGN- Community and Employment Supports

FUNDRAISING GOAL - $25,000


                     

Help us as we help...

          Keeping People with Disabilities Visible!!!!

We provide residential and community and employment supports. Residential Supports and Community and Employment are separate services. We receive reimbursement for both services, but it is NOT enough to cover the NEED and COST.  I want to share with you about the Community and Employment part of CCO' s services. 

Many people with disabilities need help in most aspects of their lives. Helping people to participate in the community and with employment goals takes tremendous effort and support. 

Community Day Service Type

….A REAL STORY

Why we need your help!

(What it looks like after reimbursement)

Employment Based (EB)

Day Support
(8a-5p)

Frank is employable and wants to work. He wants to contribute like you and I, like his father, like his friends. Frank is like most of us, he feels valuable when he can contribute and participate like everyone else.  Frank needs assistance looking for work and if someone gives him a chance he needs a paid job coach to assist him in becoming trained at the job.  He may require a job coach indefinitely.  Without a coach, Frank will not be able to even attempt to reach this goal. 

Our clients must have a day time job to get any reimbursement.  Evening and weekends work is not reimbursable.

To support Frank-

CCO has

$10-$15 per DAY

LOSS

until he has a job

 

If he has a job

$3-$10 per day loss

Community Based (CB)

Day Support
 (8a-5p)

Elizabeth is not able to work for various reasons related to her disability, but CCO recognizes and emphasizes the importance of her participation in the community.  Elizabeth participates in community activities at her local YMCA, the library, she spends money to eat out and shops at local businesses. Elizabeth is VISIBLE in the community and contributes.  However, without the support of staff, she would not be able to participate.   

To support
Elizabeth-

CCO has

$11-$16 per DAY

LOSS

    ***IF Elizabeth can not get out of the house for 6 hours between 8-5pm 
       there is NO reimbursement- Yes, she must be out of the house for 6 of           the 9 hours and evening activities do not count!  So if on any given
       day,
  Elizabeth’s  disability or motivation keep her from getting
       out…..we 
have no payment for  services at all.

To support Elizabeth- if this happens,  CCO has

$85-$100 per DAY

LOSS

Community Based  

Special Needs (CBSN)
(8a-5p)

John has Cerebral Palsy and medical and physical disabilities.  There are many days where John is not able to leave the house at all.  On most days, John requires nursing treatments that take4-6 hours and he is unable to leave home for any length of time.  CCO still values John’s desire to participate in the community when he is able. We MAKE IT HAPPEN-NO MATTER WHAT.  Whether a community service gets paid for or not we believe John should be able to participate in shopping, a show, going to the mall or a meal out. 

To support

John-

CCO has

$13-$18 per DAY

LOSS