Message from the Executive Director
At Toomey Residential and Community Services we serve people with special needs. Some individuals have a developmental disability; some have experienced trauma and are experiencing severe emotional distress. Others are simply seeking a family. All the people we serve have unique gifts. We strive to assist every person to achieve their highest level of capacity and increase their opportunities for success in life.
Our agency oversees twelve residential programs in Onondaga County and employs 160 people. Up to 35 foster homes operate under the agency’s supervision at any given time. I speak for all of our employees when I say that we believe wholeheartedly in the work we do to care for those who need us. Without Toomey Residential, some of our clients would have no other place to go.
- “Matt” has come a long way. Now 9 years old, Matt came to us when he was 7. A severe bi-polar disorder made it impossible for him to stay at home, where he was a danger to himself and others. At our Children’s Community Residence, Matt receives daily therapeutic intervention to help him control his behavior and communicate his frustrations in words.
- “Dorothy” is 23, and lives in one of our Intermediate Care Facilities. She benefits from 24-hour supervision and extensive clinical support for her developmental disabilities. Dorothy is receiving day habilitation where she participates in volunteer work in the community and enjoys joining others in recreating in her community.
- Jordan is an eighteen year old who has been in foster care for several years. He currently lives in our Supervised Independent Living Program. He lives in his own apartment and is striving to complete high school and pursue college at OCC.
We are proud to provide quality service for Matt, Dorothy and Jordan, and the other 150 individuals in our programs.
Blessings to you,