Housing

DIGS Recieves Home Depot Grant

DIGS Inc. received a $2,000 grant from the Home Depot Foundation to purchase fencing for their recently opened community living residence for adults with developmental challenges, the Barbara & Lamar Paul home. Local Home Depot employees volunteered their time to install the fencing. The total donation for the grant and labor would…

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DIGS dream closer to reality

As Paul celebrated his 78th birthday, he stood admiring the inside of a nearly eight-year-old community dream, a personal care home for adults with developmental challenges. The Lamar & Barbara Paul home is at 30 Brookvalley Court. “Isn’t this wonderful,” Paul said with a smile directed at his 29-year-old grandson…

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DIGS assisted housing plan coming together

Article by Nick Godfrey, staff writer, Rome-News-Tribune A local nonprofit organization called DIGS — for Developing Independence, Growth and Security — plans to have a personal care home ready for occupancy by the first of December. “We’ve worked at this for about eight years,” said DIGS Board President Charles Schroeder….

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DIGS in the NEWS: Nonprofit DIGS deep for local care

Shared Guest Post by Kim S. Jarrett, staff writer for Rome News Tribune   Charles Schroeder and his wife are facing a decision that most parents don’t have to face — who will take care of their son, Corey, when they are gone? Corey, 30, is developmentally disabled. Schroeder realizes…

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Building Our First Home

For all supporters, members & caregivers: Our Board has been working diligently since October to begin planning the process for building our first home. Continuing our fundraising efforts will be a big part of it. We have raised about a third of the cost of the building. There are Medicaid…

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