(Wednesday, April 12, 2017 – Valley Stream, NY) – More individuals with developmental disabilities will be able to access programs, services and specialized care through the opening of a new Little Flower Children and Family Services of New York Individual Residential Alternative (IRA) in Valley Stream, NY. The new IRA will be able to accommodate four males from the Bernard Fineson Center, which recently closed, allowing for minimal disruptions in the care of these individuals.
Little Flower had the honor of hosting Assemblyman Charles (Chuck) Lavine and Assemblyman Edward Ra as well as officials from the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), the landlord of the home, and the residents and their families.
“This is an exciting beginning for Little Flower as it is our first home in Nassau County. We’ve provided services to families in the county, but this will be our first physical location here. It signifies the increasing need for programs and services for our growing populations of adults with developmental disabilities” said Chief Executive Officer, Corinne Hammons.
Staff will provide a nurturing, goal oriented and safe environment for these men, which is even more critical as this will be the first time they will be residing in the community. In addition to residential services, the new residents will receive assistance and supervision in community integration, nutrition and their overall health. They will also regularly attend a day habilitation program within the community.
Little Flower Children and Family Services of New York provides critical programs and services to children, families and adults with developmental disabilities in New York City and across Long Island.