The grant is being used to provide transportation for Feed The Need participants. Feed The Need is a pre-vocational program teaching life skills to young adults (14 & up) with autism and other behavioral disorders. The program incorporates community involvement such as volunteering, field trips, gardening and cooking classes to encourage successful job or volunteer placement in the community.
“This service is designed to provide participants the opportunity to develop meaningful community relationships with non disabled individuals. Staff assist participants by promoting maximum participation in community life while developing natural supports.” Says Program Coordinator, Julia Matthews, BCaBA.
St. Gerard House was founded in 2010 and has served over 700 individuals and caregivers in Western North Carolina. St. Gerard House’s mission is to help individuals with autism and their families experience more joy and achieve meaningful life outcomes. Caroline Long is the Chief Executive Officer of St. Gerard House.
Community Foundation of Henderson County, founded in 1982, supports charitable programs in the greater Henderson County area.