The Guild for Human Services has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Dedham Savings Community Foundation. The funds will be used to purchase a new emergency generator in case of power outages or emergencies at its Walpole House residence. The grant is part of Dedham Savings’ Community Foundation Grant program, which invests in organizations whose work benefits underserved populations in communities served by Dedham Savings.

The Guild’s Walpole House serves five adults with intellectual disabilities, significant medical needs, and autism. For many people living in the northeast, a power outage is a nuisance; but, for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, it is an emergency. This new generator will ensure that the residence can maintain its level of safety, security, and programming for all residents in the event of a power outage. It will allow for the alarm system to remain activated and provide critical access to communication technology, refrigeration for medications, and heat during the colder months.

“We are grateful to Dedham Savings for providing The Guild with this crucial funding. An emergency generator will ensure that residents and staff have access to basic supports and safety features during power outages,” said Amy C. Sousa, The Guild’s Chief Executive Officer.