The Guild for Human Services, a nonprofit serving individuals with intellectual disabilities, is pleased to announce that it was awarded a $7,500 grant from M&T Bank Charitable Foundation. The funds will be used to purchase a new 22,000-Watt Standby Generator in case of power outages or emergencies at its Willow House residence in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Willow House serves youth with significant intellectual and developmental disabilities. For many people living in the northeast, a power outage is a nuisance; but, for individuals with disabilities, it is an emergency. A power generator does more than restore convenience to The Guild’s students; it provides critical access to refrigeration for medications, heat for respiratory illnesses, and electronic communication devices that serve as the words for nonspeaking students.

“We are grateful for the generous support of the M&T Bank Charitable Foundation. The emergency generator will bring a much-needed level of safety and security for some of our most at-risk residents, particularly at this time of year,” said Amy C. Sousa, The Guild’s Chief Executive Officer.


About The Guild for Human Services
Founded in 1952, The Guild for Human Services’ mission is to educate, encourage, and empower individuals with intellectual disabilities so they may achieve their full potential to lead high quality lives and participate meaningfully in the community. The Guild operates a licensed special-education school that serves 90 students ages 6-22, nine residential homes for 72 youth, and 12 residential homes for 60 adults. Visit The Guild at

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Rich Greif, Director of Communications and Development

781.330.6651 (cell) or 781.893.6000 x5113 (office)