A New Home for People with Developmental Disabilities Opens in Queens

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L-R: Reps from the offices of Councilman Barry Grodenchik, Assemblyman David Weprin, Congresswoman Grace Meng, Senator Leroy Comrie & Corinne Hammons, CEO, Little Flower

Responding to a growing need for services for individuals with developmental disabilities, Little Flower Children and Family Services of New York opened a new Individual Residential Alternative (IRA) in Bayside, NY, which was celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony.  This new home will enable more individuals in this population to access programs, services and specialized care.

Little Flower had the honor of hosting Senator Leroy Comrie and representatives from the offices of Congresswoman Grace Meng, Assemblyman David Weprin and City Councilman Barry Grodenchik, along with the residents and staff.

The new IRA, Rose House, is another indicator of Little Flower’s growing footprint in Queens and commitment to helping people with developmental disabilities live the best life possible.  Staff will provide a nurturing, goal oriented and safe environment for the residents as well as provide around the clock residential services, assistance and supervision in community integration, nutrition and their overall health.  They will also regularly attend a day habilitation program within the community.

“We are honored and privileged to have the opportunity to serve this group of individuals.  In continuing our mission to turn caring into action to help all those in need, Rose House has been added to our residential portfolio of homes throughout NYC and Nassau and Suffolk counties providing residential care for this special population” stated Chief Executive Officer, Corinne Hammons.