The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Providing people with disabilities the assistance and support necessary to enable them to live valued lives in the community.
Sunrise Community has provided person centered and innovative services to people with intellectual and physical disabilities such as autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome and spina-bifida, enabling them to achieve higher levels of independence and autonomy. Since the organization’s inception in 1965 we have expanded from providing services to 50 individuals in Florida to providing services to more than 2,750 individuals in seven states in 2015. Utilizing person-centered planning we offer, supported living, residential homes, supported employment, after school care, respite care, behavioral analysis and assessment, physical therapy, nursing, environmental modifications, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, residential habilitation, wheelchairs and adaptive equipment, and transportation. We also operate a senior daycare facility in Florida and Adult Day Training in Alabama, Connecticut, Maryland and Florida. Sunrise Community, Inc. has a strong infrastructure that has built the organizational capacity necessary to allow for the expansion and growth of the organization. The key elements of the organization’s infrastructure include; a powerful and clearly stated mission and vision that aligns with the strategic plan for the future, healthy governance that provides critical working capital, intellect, a positive reputation in the communities we serve, and multiple resources to strengthen the organization.