Space Coast Health Foundation Donates $20,000 For Promise in Brevard’s Health, Wellness Initiative

By  //  May 2, 2016

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Promise residents will have opportunity to work with fitness instructor several times per week

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BREVARD COUNTY • WEST MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The Space Coast Health Foundation announced a $20,000 donation to Promise in Brevard for its Health and Wellness Initiative.

Through the Health and Wellness Initiative, which is one segment of the Promise U Life Enrichment Programs, future Promise residents will have the opportunity to work with a fitness instructor several times per week.

Additionally, a Nutrition Educator will provide healthy eating, basic cooking, and nutrition education courses at Promise. Participants in the program will be setting fitness goals and tracking their blood pressure, weight and body mass index in an effort to improve their overall health and wellness.

Space Coast Health Foundation strives to assist in improving the health and wellness of Brevard residents. We wish Promise in Brevard great success with its Promise U Life Enrichment Program and in particular this health and wellness initiative,” said Johnette Gindling, Executive Director, Space Coast Health Foundation.

The mission of Promise Inc. is to provide safe, permanent, affordable, supportive housing for individuals with a wide range of cognitive abilities in conjunction with social, vocational, and meaningful employment opportunities to foster maximum self-sufficiency utilizing public and private partnerships to develop a model community.

Betsy Farmer

Betsy Farmer with her son, Luke

Promise, Inc. Executive Director, Betsy Farmer stated, “On behalf of Promise’s staff, board, future residents and their families, I would like to express my deep appreciation to Space Coast Health Foundation. Their generous investment in the health of our Promisers means so much.”

The Promise Affordable Housing Community will provide safe and affordable housing for 126 adults with special needs and an opportunity for six college students to serve as resident assistants. Promise will provide an integrated lifestyle model for individuals with developmental and physical disabilities, visually and hearing impaired as well as some young adults transitioning out of the foster care system.

Employment opportunities will be provided at 10 integrated Promise social enterprises. In 2013, Promise Inc. opened it’s first Social Enterprises – Promise Treasures Thrift Shoppe that currently employees 10 young adults with special needs.

The Space Coast Health Foundation announced a $20,000 donation to Promise in Brevard for its Health and Wellness Initiative. (Promise In Brevard image)

The Space Coast Health Foundation announced a $20,000 donation to Promise in Brevard for its Health and Wellness Initiative. (Promise In Brevard image)

Also in 2013 Promise purchased 39 acres of land within walking distance of Hammock Landing Shopping Center in West Melbourne. Funding has been awarded from the Florida Housing Finance Corporation to build the housing portion of the project and Promise celebrated the ground breaking in November of 2015. Construction began April 2016 and is anticipated to be complete early summer of 2017.

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In addition to housing, Promise provides varying levels of activities, support, and continuing education for individuals with special needs. The Promise U Life Enrichment Program encompasses courses in Financial Literacy, Health and Wellness, Fostering Independent Living Skills, Relationships, and more. The objective of the Promise U Life Enrichment Program is to teach skills for independent living that will allow our future residents to succeed as they transition from living with family to independent living.

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