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Open Door center receives grant

Open Door Rehabilitation Center in Sandwich has been awarded a $7,000 grant, to construct a Learning and Resource Center at one of its workshop locations. The “Spring 2019 Community Needs Grant” was made possible through the DeKalb County Community Foundation.

Rita Potter, executive director of Open Door, received a check from Dan Templin, executive director of the DeKalb County Community Foundation. The $7,000 grant will help support the remodel of a space that will contain print, audio and non-electronic learning resources, in addition to information and communication technology.

The Learning and Resource Center will provide Open Door clients a space for technology use, group learning activities, reading and socialization. Clients will also experience intellectual independence, by having an opportunity to research, explore and enjoy their passions through technological means. The updated space will also be outfitted with furnishings that are user-friendly to those who utilize wheelchairs and other mobility equipment.

Open Door provides opportunities for 125 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. These important opportunities enrich their quality of life.

To arrange for a tour of the facilities, or for information, visit odrc.org or call 815-786-8468.

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