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Endowment funds are restricted for their specific purposes and are not accessed for any other purpose.
Contact Rosa C. Bare for information on how to contribute to Pleasant Views endowments, annual fund, or if you wish to learn more about planned giving.
The Harrisonburg Day Support Services Building opened for service on February 1, 2006.
Our most sincere THANK YOU to all our supporters, staff and volunteers.
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A New Day Dawning
Pleasant View, Inc. announced plans to build a $2,300,000 day program facility. The groundbreaking ceremony was held on September 10, 2004 at 151 Commerce Drive, Harrisonburg, VA. Also announced was a $2.16 million fundraising campaign to support construction of the day program building (phase I) and additional administrative space at Pleasant View's Broadway Headquarters (phase II of the campaign).
The new Harrisonburg Day Program, opened on February 1, 2006. It includes state-of-the-art space for physical, occupational, music and speech therapies. Gym, exercise and whirlpool facilities provide relief for clients whose disabilities cause muscle spasms and discomfort. Modern classrooms and large common spaces will round out client services, along with facilities for job training and placement. Administrative space for staff is equipped with current office and information technology.
Pleasant View, Inc. was founded in March, 1971 and has operated day programs since 1975. It opened the first group home for 6 people at what is now known as the C. C. Turner House outside of Broadway. Pleasant View has grown into an organization which serves over 70 people in residential settings and over 80 people in day support services in 8 locations throughout the city of Harrisonburg, Rockingham County, and beyond.
Pleasant View's mission is to serve people who have disabilities by providing support services necessary for them to live in an enrich the community. To assist each individual in choosing and achieving his or her own vocational, family, emotional, and spiritual goals.
Since renting the space from VMRC, the amount of space being used by the Day Program has been increased to include an additional 1,000 square feet. As the program has grown, the use of this space has been maximized by using classrooms for multiple purposes such as using music and recreational rooms for quiet time and rooms for resting; doubling offices as classrooms and office sharing by multiple staff. Some of the problems facing the structure of the current Day Program building include the fact that this building was designed to serve as a nursing home. It has long halls and small rooms with stationary walls, which do not lead to the kind of flexibility needed by a space for learning. In addition, the board of directors of the VMRC has decided to tear down the building in the future. Thus, the Day Program is faced with the issue of relocating its services elsewhere.
The City of Harrisonburg, where the Harrisonburg Day Program is located, is one of the fastest growing cities in the state. In the decade between 1990 and 2000, the City grew by 34 percent and the trend toward growth appears to be continuing. The population increase from this particular area and also the rising numbers of children who have autism, fetal alcohol syndrome and drug related disabilities factor into the need for additional services offered by Pleasant View. Due to the excellent services provided by the agency, as well as the fact that Pleasant View has received national accreditation for its program by the Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), Supported Employment is also continuing to grow.
|.For more information about Pleasant View,
contact Nancy Hopkins-Garriss, Executive Director
P. O. Box 426