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Open Door receives community foundation grant

Rita Potter (left), executive director of Open Door Rehabilitation Center, receives a check from Dan Templin, executive director of the DeKalb County Community Foundation.
Rita Potter (left), executive director of Open Door Rehabilitation Center, receives a check from Dan Templin, executive director of the DeKalb County Community Foundation.

Open Door Rehabilitation Center has been awarded a $7,000 grant to construct a Learning and Resource Center at one of its workshop locations. The Spring 2019 Community Needs Grant was made possible through the DeKalb County Community Foundation.

The grant will be used to help remodel a space for print, audio and non-electronic learning resources, in addition to information and communication technology.

The Learning and Resource Center will provide Open Door clients a space for technology use, group learning activities, reading and socialization. Clients also will experience intellectual independence, by having an opportunity to research, explore and enjoy their passions through technological means. The updated space will be outfitted with furnishings that are user-friendly to those who use wheelchairs and other mobility equipment.

Open Door provides opportunities for 125 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. These important opportunities enrich their quality of life. For more information, visit www.odrc.org or call 815-786-8468.

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