Another Way provides children and adults who have an intellectual and developmental disabilities with support for vital needs during times of crisis and emergency. Each year, Another Way funds Safety-Net and Health and Wellness Services for over 1700 children and adults. When taking into account the family members who also benefit from Another Way’s support the number is estimated at three times as much. Through strategic outreach Another Way is empowering a traditionally marginalized population, by providing assistance that stabilizes their lives and enables each to remain as independent as possible.
To some, providing $700 (average gift size) to an individual may seem a small amount. However, the impact is huge. For example, providing rental assistance during a time hardship has kept families from eviction and homeless. To understand the enormity of this intervention you must take into consideration that more than half of the families we serve are living in subsidized housing. If Another Way had not intervened many of our families would have to wait 3 to 5 years to secure low-income housing again.