Legacy Awards Community Grant Fund to Boys & Girls Club of Oceanside’s ROADs program
Legacy Endowment Community Foundation recently awarded a Community Grant Fund to Boys & Girls Club of Oceanside (BGCO) to support their Real Options for Adults with Disabilities (ROADs) virtual program. Established in 2012, ROAD’s was developed to fill a pressing need for meaningful daytime enrichment activities for developmentally disabled adults in North County San Diego. Due to unique needs that arose from COVID-19, Boys & Girls Club of Oceanside now offers two distinct ROADs programs, a traditional, in-person program and a virtual program. The Community Grant Fund is supporting the year-round virtual program, currently serving 6-9 fluctuating participants. The virtual program is free and takes place Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. This virtual ROADs program is deep in content and connection. These adults have a virtual routine that includes classes in fitness and health, kitchen safety, financial literacy, science, communication, ASL, art, music, and advocacy. Virtual ROADs participants are mailed art, cooking, and science supplies, enabling them to all have the same available resources. The ROADs program provides personalized goals, friendship, connections, and joy!
About the Real Options for Adults with Disabilities Program
In partnership with the San Diego Regional Center, this Community Based Day program for adults with disabilities focuses on skills and activities that lead to increased independence in the home, at school, on the job, and in the community. Boys & Girls Club of Oceanside works with each member to develop an individual plan to accomplish self-sufficiency and independence. ROAD’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for persons with developmental disabilities by creating options which foster individual growth in all areas of their lives. All efforts are made to accommodate individual’s physical, personal care, communication and behavior support needs.
Boys & Girls Club of Oceanside works with each client and their parents/guardians to develop a plan that will accomplish their unique goals and provide a rewarding experience through this partnership. The ROAD’s program provides support to the participants to master practical community and social skills including self-advocacy, development of values and problem solving skills.
About Legacy Endowment Community Foundation
Legacy Endowment Community Foundation, located in the beautiful Bonsall area of California, is a nonprofit organization established in 1994. The Foundation was established to serve donors, awards grants, and provide community leadership for those living in the North County of San Diego. It is with a long-range vision that the Foundation accepts contributions from individuals and organizations, stewards the funds in trusts, and distributes them following the donor’s charitable intent.