Webster, NY, January 26, 2011— CDS will be hosting a public information session about the opportunities offered by the CDS Family Care Provider program on Thursday, January 27th, 5:30pm at CDS Unistel, 650 Blossom Rd. in Rochester.  “The Family Care Provider program at CDS offers individuals the unique opportunity of living in a family-supported environment that they can call home,” stated Sankar Sewnauth, CDS President & CEO. Vicky Adkins and her husband Tim became Family Care Providers in early 2010 for a woman named Dorothy.  “Dorothy has given us a sense of fulfillment.  I would encourage others to consider sharing their lives with someone, while giving them a chance to grow,” commented Vicky.
CDS’ Family Care Providers are part of a licensed residential program which provides a structured and stable family-living experience in a home environment.  The program educates families who wish to open their homes and provide individuals the opportunity to live and share their lives with them and with the community.  Family Care Providers receive a monthly stipend to care for individuals with developmental disabilities in their home.  Additionally, Family Care Providers receive professional training and on-going support to assist them with meeting the needs and goals of the individuals.  All Family Care Providers are certified by New York State.

Please join us for a Family Care Provider informational meeting Thursday, January 27th at 5:30pm.  The meeting will be held at CDS Unistel, 650 Blossom Rd. Rochester, NY 14610.  To learn more about becoming a Family Care Provider, please contact Sandie Brown-Maynard at (585) 347-1632 or via email at sbmaynard@cdsunistel.org

About CDS

CDS is a world-class human services organization which supports people in pursuit of their personal dreams. Currently, programs are offered to more than 1,500 people with developmental disabilities, guided by the belief that everyone deserves both quality and choice of services.  

CDS began with a group of parents who wished to ensure quality services would always be available for their children, regardless of age.  Today, CDS provides residential, employment, day program, family support, service coordination and transitions services.