Acacia comes to Andrews
Photos by QPHOTONYC
This past Thurs., Apr. 4th, The Acacia Network celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Andrews Avenue Individualized Residential Alternative (IRA) facility, the latest addition to Acacia Network’s services for people with developmental disabilities.
Among the guests present who viewed and toured the facility was New York City Councilmember Fernando Cabrera.
The brand-new facility is home to ten people, between the ages of 24-58, who were previously located at the organization’s Convent Avenue facility.
The improved amenities include: a landscaped backyard, enhanced recreational space, two formal dining rooms, stainless steel appliances, and cable and flat screen televisions, among others.
In a statement, Chief Executive Officer Raul Russi noted, “In accordance with the IRA program objectives, we are confident that this new environment will further encourage residents to take on meaningful adult roles and participate in regular household and social activities. Most importantly, it will provide them with a renewed sense of warmth, home and dignity.”