Home Depot To Repair Group Home In Ewing For People With Disabilities
PRINCETON, NJ – (January 28, 2015) This Thursday and Friday, January 29 and 30, staff from the West Windsor, NJ Home Depot store will arrive at 10 a.m. to renovate a Community Options group home in Ewing, NJ. Upwards of 10 workers will repair, prep and paint several rooms inside the home, replace several doorknobs, in addition to the enhancement of some furniture already built into the house.
The home on River Road is a two-story house with two garages, a pair of bathrooms and three bedrooms. Home Depot has graciously donated $550 worth of supplies to revamp the home.
Community Options purchased the home on River Road in Ewing, NJ in 1992. Three people supported by Community Options live in the home. Robert Dorros, a 56-year-old man, has lived in the house since it was bought. Robert loves playing card games and working on puzzles. Thomas Palmieri also moved into the home the same year as Robert. Palmieri, 60-years-old, is an Italian who loves recreational activities, making arts and crafts and watching his favorite TV show, the Steve Harvey Show. Glenn Miller moved into the home in August 2014. Miller loves listening to music and playing bingo.
“We are extremely pleased to be working with Home Depot on this project,” said Mercer County Executive Director Teresa Snyder. “They approached us and saw a need to get involved in our community. We can’t wait to see the final product.”
Community Options is a national profit dedicated to supporting people with developmental and intellectual disabilities, founded in 1989. Our mission is to provide housing in the community for individuals, in addition to job placements in the local area.
For over 25 years, Community Options has developed housing and employment programs for people with disabilities. Currently the 5th largest non-profit in New Jersey, Community Options operates with a budget over $96 million and serves thousands of people with disabilities through 38 offices across 9 states. Providing advocacy assistance to empower people with disabilities, Community Options believes that all people –regardless of disability level – should live and work in the community with dignity, choice, and self-determination. A registered PVO with USAID, Community Options is also the pioneer of innovative programs for people with disabilities in the Middle East, Russia, and South America. Please visit our website at www.comop.org.