By SARA SAXTON/ Montana State News
For adults with intellectual disabilities, finding support and a place to call home can present a challenge. Reach, Inc. fills this need, helping these people with life decisions, transportation access, housing and employment.
Due to limited space, Reach Inc. has decided to build a new apartment complex, increasing access and providing new space. Reach is a nonprofit organization that provides recreation and assisted living services to developmentally disabled children and adults.
Dee Metrick, the Reach community relations and development director, explained the need for a new space: “The new building is going to replace another facility on the south side of town that houses eight of our clients. That building is not accessible for people with mobility issues, is showing its age, and has unfortunate working conditions for our staff (they work out of a closet in an office with no windows and no bathroom).”