The Guild has been awarded a $17,000 grant from the Sudbury Foundation. The funds will be used to purchase a new emergency generator in case of power outages or emergencies at its Sudbury House residence. The grant is part of The Sudbury Foundation’s Sudbury Program, which invests in quality of life issues for underserved citizens.

The Guild’s Sudbury House serves five adults with intellectual disabilities, significant medical needs, and autism. 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 provide critical access to refrigeration for medications, heat for those with respiratory illnesses, and electronic communication devices that nonspeaking individuals use to express themselves. The generator will also ensure the safety and security of alarm systems at the house.

“We are grateful to the Sudbury Foundation for providing The Guild with this much-needed resource. This emergency generator will ensure that Sudbury House residents and staff have access to critical safety and communication resources during power outage emergencies,” said Amy C. Sousa, The Guild’s Chief Executive Officer.