PEP - PEOPLE EMBRACING PEOPLE
When the State of New York awarded Maranatha Human Services with a grant to help grow and promote their unique initiative, we were compelled to help.
Maranatha’s objective is to place individuals with developmental disabilities into people’s homes to be cared for and supported in the greater Queens, NY area. This is an alternative to traditional care options that include group homes and the like. By placing a person with a developmental disability into the home of people we call "caregivers", they receive not only care, but guidance and nurturing to become more independent and higher functioning. This shift from institution to home environment allows for tremendous growth and better quality of life. In return caregivers are compensated for their efforts and also receive the amazing gift of companionship.