PathPoint announced it has awarded Yardi with a Community Partnership Award in recognition of the company’s 10 years of support for PathPoint’s programs for adults with disabilities in Santa Barbara.
“Yardi’s generous grants over the past decade have enabled us to bring the latest assistive technology and resources to individuals with disabilities—helping them communicate with their families, access Internet resources, and engage with the world,” said Harry Bruell, PathPoint’s president and CEO. “The difference this has made for these individuals and their families is life-changing.”
“We have a long history of giving back to communities all over the world,” said Gordon Morrell, Yardi’s executive vice president. “We’re honored to partner with PathPoint to help improve the lives of our fellow community members.”
At the awards ceremony in December, PathPoint presented Yardi with an original abstract painting by Elizabeth Blasenstein, a participant in PathPoint’s Community Integration Program. The integration program is one of the many ways PathPoint supports adults with disabilities with stimulating activities, social interaction, and vocational training. Yardi grants have also supported staff training, adaptive art supplies, sensory stimulation equipment, and facility maintenance and upkeep; all vital parts of nurturing a path to integration for individuals with disabilities into our community.
PathPoint is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing services to people with disabilities or disadvantages in order to reach their fullest potential. PathPoint provides employment, community access, independent living, and behavioral health services in five Central Coast and Southern California counties: Kern, Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura. For more information, visit www.PathPoint.org.
photo (L to R) PathPoint Board Chair Jerry Pelton, PathPoint President and CEO Harry Bruell, Yardi Executive Vice President Gordon Morrell, Yardi Event Coordinator Kelly Johnson, PathPoint Director of Community Engagement Lauren Alvarado, PathPoint Vice President South Santa Barbara County Seth Miller.