During this time of social distancing, we strive to maintain a sense of normalcy and routine for the individuals we support.
Assemblyman Kevin Byrne, who represents the 94th Assembly District, has donated hand sanitizer to various organizations and businesses throughout the district. Opengate is pleased to be a recipient of a delivery which helps to replenish our supplies.
Once again, we are facing proposed funding cuts under a State Plan Amendment and a 1915(c) waiver amendment proposed by DOH and OPWDD for the fiscal year 2021. Its passage will mean a loss of millions designated for the care of I/DD residents in New York.
To those from our community who stepped in to help us and provide vital items, we are extremely grateful and would like to recognize their generosity.
When some of our individuals tested positive for COVID-19, a team of dedicated staff members stepped up and were willing to quarantine with them to provide around the clock care.