Woods Awarded $1 Million Grant

May 06, 2013, 09:33 ET from Woods Services

LANGHORNE, Pa., May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Woods, celebrating 100 years as a leading advocacy and service organization for people with exceptional challenges and disabilities and complex needs, is pleased to announce it has received a $1 million grant from The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation for the renovation and addition to the Stabler Center for Vocational and Cognitive Services at Beechwood NeuroRehab.

The project will enable Beechwood NeuroRehab to expand vocational options for individuals with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) through the Clubhouse Model, and will provide space for supportive therapies. "We will be one of only 18 organizations in the country offering a Clubhouse opportunity for individuals with ABI, and we are very appreciative of the Stabler Foundation for making that possible," stated Woods' President and CEO, Diana L. Ramsay, MPP, OTR, FAOTA.

The Clubhouse is a person-centered program that is driven by its Members, who work together to support each other to achieve their personal goals. The purpose is to give people the opportunity to re-enter the community, re-build social relationships, and gain the skills they need to live a productive life. It offers them a stepping-stone to supported employment and competitive employment.

The Center is currently 6,200 square feet, and includes an employment workshop, a small number of treatment offices and a conference room. The total building size will be 14,400 square feet and once complete, will include three distinct areas: 

  1. The existing workshop;
  2. A new Clubhouse work-ordered day program for people with brain injury; and
  3. An expanded NeuroRehab therapy wing that will include treatment space for Speech Therapy, Cognitive Rehab Therapy, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and a conference room for meeting with families and conducting staff training.

Groundbreaking is expected in June with opening anticipated in January 2014.

Woods and its affiliates provide educational, residential, health care, clinical and vocational supports and services to more than 1,100 people of all ages and levels of care with a unique model that drives greater achievement for individuals – and best practices for the industry. Philadelphia schoolteacher Mollie Woods founded Woods in 1913 as a progressive residential school for children diagnosed with intellectual disabilities. Woods is located in Langhorne, Pa and its affiliates, Brian's House and Allies, Inc., are located in Chester County, Pa and 16 counties in New Jersey respectively. For more information visit Woods' website at www.woods.org.

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