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CT expanding supportive housing for adults with disabilities - State program offers another option for people with intellectual disabilities

Eighty-percent of the units will be designated as affordable housing under State Statute 8-30g, including 15 units reserved for Favarh clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Marcy speaks with representatives from Favarh, an organization that helps people with disabilities find jobs.

Bloomfield — Charlie Correll’s family didn’t plan on him ever living alone. Correll, 61, has lived in a couple of group homes but needs care that seemed to put independence out of reach. But in August, he moved into his own apartment at Bloomfield’s Lavender Fields, which is offering new supportive housing units for intellectually and developmentally disabled adults.

BLOOMFIELD — The anticipation of move-in day at Lavender Field apartments is on par with the first day in a new college dorm or a young adult’s first apartment. A single orange moving truck idled outside the side door, which was propped open. It’s the first of what will be many moving trucks to pull up to the complex of 38 new apartments.

A public-private partnership between New York-based developer Regan Development and Canton-based nonprofit Favarh has completed two supportive-housing complexes in Canton and Bloomfield for adults with disabilities.

The Friends of Canton Dog Park recently held a vesting ceremony for Favarh work crew, a group that comes to the park twice daily to help with maintenance and safety.

Tenants with IDD prepare to live independently.

For nearly 20 developmentally disabled young adults, the new Bear Woods apartments in Canton offer their first chance to live outside their families’ homes.

“I feel really good to be here — it makes me feel like a grownup,” said Nick Sinacori, 26, who until now has had to live with his parents at their house in Simsbury.

For Nick Sinacori, 2020 was going to be a pivotal year. The 25-year-old West Simsbury man, who has an intellectual disabilty and autism, was poised to leave his parents’ home and live on his own for the first time.

Then the coronavirus crisis struck.

Up-to-date information about how Favarh is responding to the emerging and rapidly evolving situation.

This pandemic has impacted people like me with intellectual and developmental disabilities in many different ways.

To All Caregivers, Favarh has been closely monitoring the recent developments regarding the outbreak of a coronavirus (COVID-19)...

Canton facility offers affordable units, some set aside for those with IDD

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