World Services for the Blind in Little Rock announced that it has received $750,000 in state Rainy Day Funds to support the final phase of construction of the nonprofit’s residential group home.
The home, which is expected to be the only facility of its kind in Arkansas, will serve adults who are blind with a diagnosed intellectual or developmental disability, and older blind people who may not otherwise fit into a traditional assisted living facility.
The nonprofit said it will also have one unit dedicated to providing short-term respite care for families who are caring for an adult family member with special needs.
“World Services for the Blind is honored to have received the Rainy Day Funds,” Eric Yarberry, CEO & president of World Services for the Blind, said in a news release. “This will be lifechanging to residents of Arkansas who have nowhere else to turn and can receive the care they need at the WSB Therapeutic Group Home.”