Southington Care to replace roof with state grant

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By TAYLOR HARTZ
STAFF WRITER

On Feb. 10 Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) announced $15 million in grants for non-profit providers across the state. Southington Care Center (SCC), a part of Central Connecticut Senior Health Services, Inc., will receive $370, 899 to put toward improving their facilities.

SCC will be using this grant to replace their roof.

The Care Center is a 130-bed facility that offers outpatient and short-term rehabilitation, along with long-term inpatient care.

The $15 million in funding is the third installment in the state’s Nonprofit Grant Program, created by Malloy in 2013.

“These organizations play an important role in our state, and we’re proud to partner with and support them,” said Malloy.

SCC offers specialty programs including aqua-therapy, yoga, T’ai Chi, low vision therapy, and speech therapy.

Executive Director of the center, William Kowalewski, said they are “extremely grateful” to be a part of the state’s Nonprofit Grant Program.

“This program—designed to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, safety and accessibility of health and human services being delivered by nonprofit organizations—will allow us to replace our current roof, which is 25 years old,” said Kowalewski, who thanked the state for assisting them in serving more than 1,000 residents each year.

“It’s our goal to help organizations focus on what they do best—getting services to those who need them most,” said Malloy.

The care center is one of 34 nonprofit providers in 26 municipalities across Connecticut to receive grant in the third round of funding. The earlier grants were released in two rounds in 2014 and 2015.

In total, the state has granted $65 million to non-profits.

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