September 9th, 2015
The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia visited Don Guanella Village to present their residents with a Community Impact Award. Don Guanella Village, a division of Catholic Social Services for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, is a residential community for adult men with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The $500 award will assist the men with much needed household items.
Since 1976, the facility has been committed to giving each individual the right to strive to their fullest potential in the physical, mental, emotional, social, psychological, and spiritual areas of their life. In addition, their facility is designed to encourage the residents to create their own space to call home.
The residents of Don Guanella are given the same privileges and responsibilities as an average homeowner. On week days, the men attend jobs from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., and are free to decorate their bedrooms and living spaces as they please. The men of Don Guanella also enjoy several hobbies such as following their favorite sports teams, including the Philadelphia Eagles, the Phillies, and Notre Dame College, to name a few. Next month, the residents of Don Guanella, together with their families, will gather for the grand opening of their new campus. The anticipated grand opening is scheduled for October 23rd.