Boca Raton, FL (May 23, 2023) Habilitation Center for the Handicapped, Inc. (HabCenter) is thrilled to announce that the nonprofit organization was recently awarded a $100,000 grant from Impact 100 Palm Beach County at the organization’s annual awards event. This transformational grant to HabCenter will go directly to provide our HabCenter clients and the community with a new Hydroponics and Gardening Program.
HabCenter, located in Boca Raton, is a full-time day program that delivers a wide range of comprehensive, individually tailored programs and services to enable adults with special needs to maximize their potential, live fulfilling and joyful lives, and foster the opportunity to become productive, contributing members of the community. With mental and behavioral health counseling, Programs in Education, Arts, and Recreation (PEAR), high-level vocational training and development, and a supported employment program, HabCenter clients thrive.
HabCenter Boca Raton was awarded the $100,000 Impact 100 Palm Beach County grant in the Health and Wellness category. The grant will fund HabCenter clients and the community with a new Hydroponics and Gardening Program that will educate clients on how to grow their own nutritious food and expose them to fresh, healthy produce – improving their mental and physical wellness.
“The Impact 100 grant will effectively provide us with the infrastructure to offer this new Hydroponics and Gardening program long-term,” said Sherry A. Henry, Director of Development, HabCenter Boca Raton. “We are so thankful for their support and seeing the value of our mission.”
Impact 100 Palm Beach County is a women’s charitable organization funding local nonprofit initiatives in southern Palm Beach County.
About the HabCenter:
The HabCenter, located in Boca Raton, opened its doors in 1978 to equip adults with special needs in Palm Beach County with the knowledge, skills, and behavior needed to lead useful and productive lives with dignity, respect, and independence. The nonprofit gives back to the community by providing a safe, enriching environment to empower the spirit of those individuals they serve and encourage their unlimited potential. The critical programs the HabCenter offers include Social Services and Case Management, Development Training, PEAR (Programs in Education, Art & Recreation), and Vocational Training within HabCo Manufacturing and the HabCenter Nursery. With this grant, there will be an increased focus on the client’s mental health, which will support them in pursuing their dreams and passions in life. The HabCenter also provides local businesses and colleges’ opportunities to partner with them through HabCo Manufacturing, the Nursery, and Social Work internship programs. To learn more, visit www.habcenter.org.