Updated: May 14, 2019
(Gordon Rees representative Susan Kaye, TMI Executive Director Rachel Harris and Gordon Rees representative Denise Arviso)
Toward Maximum Independence (TMI) would like to give a HUGE thank you to the San Diego staff and partners with the law firm of Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP for their generous donation of $1,300 as part of their holiday giving program. The funds went directly toward purchasing holiday meals for children with developmental disabilities in our Family Support Services program and their families in need.
(TMI Family: Priscilla and her daughter Sunshine)
The donation helped to provide food and gift cards for the holidays to our TMI families. Seeing the smiles on the faces of the children and the gratitude from the parents warms are hearts.
As a licensed Foster Family Agency (FFA), TMI provides resource family placements for children with developmental disabilities. Another aspect of TMI’s Family Support Services is that it seeks to prevent the need for out-of-home placements. Through TMI’s Family Focused Supports, the agency offers support to birth families and their children with the goal of addressing support needs before they reach a crisis level.
(The Molinas - TMI Family Focused Supports)
Family preservation is important and, even when temporary placement is necessary, the ultimate goal is reunification. In cases when it is not in the best interest of the child and the courts have advised against a reunification plan, TMI has been successful in finding a long-term stable alternative family for children where they are loved and nurtured.
TMI is committed to a single goal; we strive to make the world a better place for children and adults with developmental disabilities and the deaf and hard of hearing. Donations such as this help us to do just that. On behalf of our clients, we can't thank Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP enough!
An estimated 1 in 6 people are born with a developmental disability. Just like you they are born with hopes, dreams and the drive to contribute to society. Since 1981 Toward Maximum Independence (TMI) has transformed thousands of lives by providing assistance to children and adults with developmental disabilities, giving them the ability to realize their hopes and dreams.