Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Will-Grundy Center for Independent Living receives $181, 921 grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

The Will-Grundy Center for Independent Living, located at 2415-A West Jefferson Street in Joliet, received a grant of $181, 921 from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, according to the federal website, recovery.gov.


According to Will-Grundy Center for Independent Living Executive Director Pam Heavens, the ARRA funds "made an enormous and positive difference in our ability to continue to service our consumers."  Furthermore, Heavens said the ARRA funds allowed the center to retain a  staff that "provides information and referral to more than 2300 individuals annually."   


Since opening in 1989, the Center has operated only on grants and contributions.


According to its website, the Center provides services such as: housing referrals, peer counseling, interpreter referral, amplified telephones and more.  To find out more about the services offered by the Will-Grundy Center for Independent Living, visit the Center's website