The Guild for Human Services is pleased to announce that it has received a $10,000 grant from the Community Foundation for MetroWest.

The funds will be used towards The Guild’s adult services program that provides housing and person-centered, trauma-informed care for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The Guild’s adult program serves 75 individuals across 15 community-based residences. Each family-style home is safe, comfortable, and staffed to meet the needs of residents. Many of these homes required critical renovations after round-the-clock use during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Guild will continue prioritizing these much-needed updates to residences in 2024.

Each residence has meaningful ties to the people, organizations, and places in its surrounding region. Residents work with Guild staff to identify and pursue community-based activities of their choosing. This year, The Guild is seeking to expand opportunities in which adults can meaningfully engage with their communities through new and existing partnerships.

This funding from the Community Foundation for MetroWest will enable The Guild to focus on these and other priority areas for its adult program.

“With this grant, The Guild can continue to provide critical services and community-based programming that enhance the quality of life of adults with intellectual disabilities in the MetroWest region,” said Amy C. Sousa, Chief Executive Officer of The Guild.

The Community Foundation for MetroWest improves the quality of life in 30+ MetroWest communities by providing financial and educational resources to local nonprofit organizations, sharing essential data about the region to inform decision-making, and partnering with donors to help guide and align their giving with the areas of greatest need in the community. Since its founding in 1995, the foundation has distributed more than $34 million in funding to over 1,000 local nonprofit organizations.