A Winston-Salem nonprofit referral service may have to shut its doors at the end of the year if it can’t find more funding, the Winston-Salem Journal reported August 13.
The Adaptables, Inc., helps disabled people get in touch with groups that can help them everything from housing to rides to the grocery store.
A four-year, $100,000 grant from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust ran out in June 1999. Since then, the United Way has been paying $750 a month to cover the group’s rent and expenses, but that money will run out by December 31.
Adaptables has applied for a $175,000 grant from the Winston-Salem Foundation, but will not know whether the grant has been approved until September.
In the meantime, the group continues to field hundreds of phone calls a month. Since last year, the group has lost four full-time employees, and now operates entirely with volunteers.
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