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Carey Services Receives Grant

Carey Services recently received a grant from the Blackford County Community Foundation to buy sensory equipment for the Hartford City Day Services Center.

The foundation awarded the agency nearly $2,900 to buy equipment for a sensory integration room in the day center in downtown Hartford City. The equipment will help center staff members better work with clients in a specific setting designed to help them work on those skills in an optimal environment. The new equipment will help clients work on communication skills and fine-motor and gross-motor skills, among other things. Those skills are part of each client’s personalized plan to become more integrated into daily community activities.

“We are very appreciative that the foundation is providing funding for us to provide increased services to the people we serve in Blackford County,” said James Allbaugh, Carey Services’ president and chief executive officer. “The award fits perfectly with the agency’s vision of helping all people, regardless of their abilities and barriers, to be equally valued members of the community.”

The Hartford City Day Services Center is open Monday through Friday. It serves people in Blackford and surrounding counties. For more information, call (765) 667-0368.