MONTICELLO, NY – Approximately 80 guests attended the grand re-opening and ribbon cutting ceremony held on Thursday, March 30th at 14 Pelton Street, which is the new location of Independent Living, Inc.’s Monticello Service Center. Staff and board members were on hand to welcome guests, give tours and provide information about the organization’s programs and services. The Monticello service center first opened its doors in November 2011, and have been very active in helping to achieve a better quality of life for people with disabilities living in the Mid-Hudson region and beyond.
Supportive well wishers included Linda Cellini, representing State Senator John Bonacic; Brad Rutledge, Chairman of the Board of the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce and Sullivan County Commissioner Joseph Todora, in addition to numerous service recipients, community supporters, and providers from other human service organizations.
Independent Living, Inc., a non-profit organization founded by Doug Hovey, President and Chief Executive Officer in 1987, is a regional provider of disability advocacy and service in Dutchess, Orange, Sullivan and Ulster Counties. Our service centers in Newburgh, Middletown and Monticello offers an array of services that assist individuals with disabilities regarding: peer counseling, housing; independent living skills development; education advocacy, employment, mental health and substance use, benefits advisement, early childhood direction, information and referral and more. For more information about programs and services offered by Independent Living, Inc. visit the website at www.myindependentliving.org.
photo provided by Sullivan County Democrat