The Fairhaven Foundation transforms the lives of those eligible for services through the Trumbull County Board of Developmental Disabilities. We enhance the quality of life of eligible individuals by intentionally engaging them in impactful programming, and supporting meaningful outcomes.

The Trumbull County Board of DD offers services to approximately 1,100 individuals with developmental disabilities in Trumbull County. Programs and Services provided by the Board include Early Intervention, Pre-School, School Age, School-to-Work Transition, Adult Services, Community Employment, Senior Retirement, Service and Support Administration (Case Management), Transportation, Residential Services, and Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapies.

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Giving Week Progress:


  Programs Supported by Your Donations  

The Fairhaven Foundation provides grants for Emergency/Quality of Life issues, summer camps, and a monthly food voucher program which accounts for more-than 40 percent of our yearly budget. The need within the grocery card program has grown by 20-percent in just this past year alone.

The Foundation also secures funds for programs at the Fairhaven School. These include the proposed Fairhaven Bulldog Backpack Program, which seeks to limit childhood hunger while also improving attendance/behaviors/overall health, the proposed Parent Lending Library to encourage reading by our individuals and their families, Special Olympics, and others.

The Foundation also organizes and sponsors several events throughout the year. These include an annual Art Show that features the talents of our individuals. Winners are featured in a yearly calendar we produce. The Foundation covers all costs for a yearly Mahoning Valley Scrappers game for individuals and their families/caregivers. "Art with Rick" is an art therapy program hosted by Service and Support Administrator Richard Cesta. Approximately 50 people attend the twice-monthly sessions.

  Needs that Cannot beMet without Your Help  

The costs of caring for those with developmental disabilities can simply be staggering. Waivers and other funding systems such as Family Support Services are often not enough. Our goal is to provide maximum impact to those we serve, but this pandemic has exponentially increased requests for assistance. The Foundation has become much-more aggressive in applying for, and receiving, grant dollars. These have been quite beneficial especially as our major fundraising events this year have been canceled, placing a significant strain on our budget.