(Toledo News Now) - Bittersweet Farms has several locations in Ohio dedicated to serving those with autism.
Executive Director Vicki Obee says while the cost of care is mostly covered through Medicaid, the organization relies on grants and donations to fill the gaps and fund unique programs, like animal therapy.
Their latest project is a house for four women with autism. The house has been five years in the planning, and last fall, they broke ground.
Bittersweet Farms is moving forward with the home, but they still need $70,000 to pay off the rest of the $550,000 project.
"It's not just they need a place to live,” Obee said. “It needs to be affordable for them, because all of the adults we serve are living with very limited resources."
On May 15 at 5:30 p.m., there will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the home at 12660 Archbold-Whitehouse Rd, Whitehouse, OH. That will be followed by a wine-tasting with appetizers and music from 6-8 p.m.
Additionally, Bittersweet Farms and Carruth Studio are collaborating for a Mother's Day fundraiser. Until April 15, Carruth will donate 40 percent of
to Bittersweet Farms to fund the women's home.
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