Heritage partnered with local community members, including KeyBank, Marathon Engineering, the New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities, Penfield Presbyterian Church, SWBR, Taylor – The Builders and Turner Engineering

In a celebration of the independence of people coming directly from their families’ homes, Heritage Christian Services is opening a new home on Jackson Road in Penfield to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

This home is a dream come true for the six people who’ll be moving in and their families. The 24-hour staffed home has six bedrooms and is fully wheelchair accessible. It’s the first home that Heritage Christian Services has built since 2013.

“The families of the people we support have been waiting for this opportunity, truly, for many years. We couldn’t be more thrilled to open this home,” said Julie Folkins, residence manager at the home on Jackson Road.

To create this home, Heritage Christian Services partnered with local community members, including KeyBank, Marathon Engineering, the New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities, Penfield Presbyterian Church, SWBR, Taylor – The Builders and Turner Engineering.

“By partnering with these community members, we’re able to provide the people we support with an opportunity to live independently and create a life of their own in a safe environment,” Folkins said. “The people we support can do things that they may not be able to do at home simply because their home doesn’t have the resources we do.”

About Heritage Christian Services
Heritage Christian Services, established in Rochester in 1984, strives to advance an inclusive and equitable community with programs that create robust health, wellness and self-empowerment, primarily for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This humanitarian organization, the seventh-largest employer in the Rochester region, touches the lives of thousands of people every year in the Rochester and Buffalo Niagara regions with elements that include residential and in-home services, employment services, educational supports, child care and more. For more information, visit HeritageChristianServices.org.