Rivershore Inc. has received a generous donation of land in Youngstown from village residents Richard and Karen Phoenix. Rivershore will explore ways to meet the housing needs of the Village of Youngstown through this donation.
A thank you celebration was held on Friday, Jan. 25, on Hinman Street in Youngstown, followed by a reception at the nearby Rivershore residence. At the celebration, Rivershore Executive Director Jeff Sanderson presented a plaque to the Phoenixs and proclaimed, "Their names shall be forever linked to all of the good that shall come to pass on this land."
The celebration was attended by Judy Condino, president of the Rivershore board of directors; Jerry Wolfgang, president of the Rivershore Foundation board of directors; and Youngstown Mayor Raleigh Reynolds.
Rivershore is proud to be designated a Compass organization for the 10th consecutive year by the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities. Compass is focused on quality outcomes achieved within an agency through internal rather than external review, and recognizes agencies that stress empowerment, satisfaction and involvement of people who are served by the agency in its leadership and strategic planning. Rivershore is one of only seven agencies statewide to achieve Compass status, and the only Compass agency based in Niagara County.
Of the approximately 750 private non-profit agencies providing services for people living with developmental and other disabilities throughout New York, Rivershore is ranked in the top 1 percent.