When families hear the word “disability” many become frozen in their tracks, unsure of which way to turn. The world of disabilities isn’t something that is easy to navigate. Thanks to a generous grant from the Jefferson Memorial Community Foundation and The Tilles Foundation, Sunnyhill is able to move past the wishing and onto the hope of a brighter future for families experiencing disabilities.
F.R.I.E.N.D.S., which stands for Finding Resources, Important Everyday Needs and Disability Services, will help families get their footing when faced with a disability. A division of Sunnyhill, F.R..I.E.N.D.S. will partner with various other organizations to ensure families have the tools they need to conquer challenges they may face.
Tamico Love, who has been with Sunnyhill for two (2) years, will serve as the Director of Advocacy, with offices in St. Louis andDeSoto. Tamico explains through her very personal story raising a son withprofound disabilities that she “understands the difficulties families face when trying to navigate the often lengthy processes it takes to receive services for your loved ones.” Her first-hand experience helps F.R.I.E.N.D.S. establish very personal relationships with the individuals the program serves, based solely on understanding and trust.
A resource and advocacy center, F.R.I.E.N.D.S. will connect families through services such as [but not limited to]:
- Medicaid & Food Stamp Applications
- Counseling Services
- Residential Placement
- Case Management
- Recreational Opportunities
- Adaptability Services
- Respite Care
- Disaster Planning
- Education & Employment
- Health Services
F.R.I.E.N.D.S. is open and ready to serve clients at two offices located in St. Louis and Jefferson Counties:
St. Louis County – 11140 S. Towne Sq. Ste. 105, St. Louis (314) 487-2545
Made possible througha generous grant awarded by The Tilles Foundation
Jefferson County – 3343 Armbruster Rd. DeSoto (314) 586-2188
Made possible by a generous grant awarded by The Jefferson Memorial Community Foundation