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Granite State Independent Living

2018 Goals:

Granite State Independent Living (GSIL) assists seniors and people with disabilities by providing home care, community-based disabilities supports, education and employment services. With support from our community partners and friends like you, GSIL helps individuals live life independently throughout New Hampshire. In 2018, GSIL will continue:
• Assisting 1,000+ at-risk students with their education, transition and career goals

• Supporting 300+ adults each year with their employment goals to increase self-sufficiency

• Providing home care for 500+ seniors and persons with disabilities, so they may continue living safely and independently at home

• Advocating for personal care and other disability services in the community.



Top Funding Sources:
State of NH Medicaid – 73% Program Fees: 9%
Federal Grants: 4%
State Grants: 10%
Other Grants: 1%
Other Sources (contributions, fundraising, etc.): 3%

Year Established: 1980

Employees: 965 full time part time employees, including 723 personal care attendants

Annual Revenue: $20,063,842

Mission Statement:

Founded in 1980, the Granite State Independent Living (GSIL) mission is to promote quality of life with independence for
people with disabilities and seniors through advocacy, information, education, support and transition services. The GSIL mission is carried out through our home care services, community-based disability supports, education and employment services.

Service Locations: As New Hampshire’s only Center for Independent Living, GSIL is a statewide nonprofit organization
serving seniors and people with disabilities located throughout the state.  Office locations include: Berlin, Claremont, Concord, Dover, Keene, Littleton, Manchester and Nashua.

Contact:

Lisa Vincent
21 Chenell Drive
Concord, NH 03301
603-228-9680
www.gsil.org

Fundraising Events:

Get involved in one of our spirited events by signing up, volunteering or becoming a sponsor!
• Hoops on Wheels — GSIL’s signature wheelchair basketball tournament geared to help spread awareness about the challenges of living with disabilities — gsil.org/hoops

• Chipping in FORE! Independence — Charity golf event to help raise funds that directly support our mission of promoting quality of life with independence — gsil.org/golf

• The Haunted Hunt — Family-friendly urban scavenger hunt to celebrate the new accessibility of downtown Concord — gsil.org/hunt.

For a complete listing of our upcoming fundraisers and events, please visit gsil.org/events.


Giving Opportunities:

You have the power to make a difference in the life of your New Hampshire neighbor. GSIL offers a variety of ways to invest in a cause meaningful to you. No matter how big or small, your gift will make a lasting change in the life of a senior or a person with a disability in your local community. To help support your neighbors with disabilities, please visit
gsil.org/donate and make a gift today. Interested in a corporate membership? Learn more at gsil.org/donate or chat with us at 603-228-9680.


Volunteer Opportunities:

Do you want to give back to your community? Volunteers are an important and valued part of our GSIL family. We continue to be a successful organization because of volunteers like you who help with GSIL events, fundraising efforts and more! The money we save from volunteer work allows us to focus our funds on helping seniors and individuals with disabilities live independently. Every person, every minute, every dollar helps change lives. To get involved, please visit gsil.org/volunteer and find out how YOU can make a difference.


Board Officers

  • Lorna Greer
    Chair
    NH Human Rights Commission (Retired)
     
  • L. Eric Schlepphorst, MD
    1st Vice Chair
    Nephrology Associates, P.A.
     
  • Terry Scott
    2nd Vice Chair
    NH Fisher Cats
     
  • Brad Kulacz
    Treasurer
    Merrimack County Savings Bank
     
  • Liza Colby
    Secretary
    Colby Counseling of NH

Article source: http://www.nhbr.com/Granite-State-Independent-Living/

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