Balance, Inc. employees,
clients, volunteers and Grafton Chamber Board members
participate in the ribbon-cutting ceremony at Balance’s new
office and Center for Community Supported Living in the
GRAFTON - The Grafton Area Chamber of
Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting celebration for the new
office of Balance Inc. and its new Center for Community
Supported Living on Jan. 30.
space is located in the Grafton Mill,
1350 14th Ave.
Inc.’s new initiative, the Center for Community Supported
Living, was developed in response to the needs of
individuals with developmental disabilities who live in
their own homes in the community.
serves as a support center for individuals and their
families seking to use the principles of self-determination
and self-direction to establish interdependent living and
center, individuals with developmental disabilities and
their family members have the opportunity to meet with a
trained staff member who will help them create a
person-centered plan. The plan will include an assessment of
what the individual would like, who can help and where gaps
also offers a drop-in venue. This is a welcoming space where
individuals can seek assistance and make social connections.
The space includes a media center, a computer resource
center, a kitchen (for instructional purposes) and a space
for group or individual activities.
provides education and technical assistance to community
organizations and groups about how they can include
individuals with disabilities in the community.
work with philanthropic partners, professional and advocacy
associations and policy makers to encourage the expansion of
community-supported living programs.
information on Balance Inc. and the Center for Community
Supported Living, visit the website at
The phone number is 268-6811.