“Building Bridges to Independence” was the theme of our 8th annual Friends of Independence fundraising breakfast, held on Wednesday, April 29th at Anthony’s Pier 9 in New Windsor, NY. More than 175 supporters attended and heard moving testimonials by individuals we have served:
Maurice, who spoke about the peer supports that have been critical to his recovery after attempting suicide; and
Brian, who was able to keep his promise to the grandmother who raised him, thanks to our Consumer Directed Personal Assistant Program (Options/CDPAS) that allowed her to remain at home until she passed away instead of going to a nursing home.
Thanks to our sponsors: M&T Bank, Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, Ulster Savings Bank, the Cooley Group, D&D Mailing Services, Inc., McGowan Art Works and Jellybean Promotions.
Other loyal supporters who have attended our breakfast every year since the beginning include our friends at the 105th Airlift Wing New York Air National Guard, the Newburgh Rotary Club and Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union.