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Ribbon cut on new group home

A $100,000 grant in Coney Island can go a long way. For the Institute for Community Living (ICL) West 12th Street Residence, home to nine men and women with mental retardation and/or developmental disabilities, it means a new van, garden patio, kitchen cabinets and counters, wood flooring and huge smiles.

Participating in the ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the grant were (l-r) Phillip A. Saperia, The Coalition of Voluntary Mental Health Agencies ED; Ellen Witzling Roff, former ICL CAO; Honorable Adele Cohen, former Brooklyn District 46 assemblywoman; Stella Pappas, ICL COO; and Lestra Mohammad, ICL residence manager.

Back row (l-r): Constance Brown, ICL VP; Matthew Roff, Jessica Roff, Roff family members; Pat Valerio, ICL VP; Ilia Piccone, ICL VP; Travis Archie, associate VP, ICL MRDD Services and Nobella Parham, ICL VP.

For more about the Institute for Community Living, call 212-385-3030.

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