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AMESSAGEFROMTHEEXECUTIVEDIRECTORQueensCentersforProgressismadeupofpeopleworkingtogethertopromotetheindependenceandcommunityintegrationofindividualswithdevelopmentaldisabilities.Weplaymanydifferentrolesbuteachoftheagencys600staffmembersisfocusedonthissamegoal.Everydayweworkwithindividualsranginginagefrominfancytotheir90s.Weprovideservicesandsupportsdesignedaroundtheindividualwithinputfromtheindividual.Thismaynotbetheeasiestwaytooperatebutwethinkitisthebestway.Wefrmlybelievethatpeoplehavetherighttomakechoicesabouttheirlivestheyknowbestwhattheywouldliketodoandwheretheywouldliketodoit.Ourroleistolistenandtosupporttheirchoiceswiththeappropriateprogramsandservices.Ourservicesincludeeducationtherapyjobtrainingandplacementdayprogramsadvocacyservicecoordinationhousingandmanyothersupportservicestohelppeoplewithdevelopmentaldisabilitiesleadfullerlives.WearepleasedtopresentthisbrochuretoyouasinintroductiontoQueensCentersforProgress.OnbehalfofthepeopleweserveourstaffandourboardofdirectorswelcomeExecutiveDirector INTRODUCTIONQueensCentersforProgresswasfoundedin1950asUnitedCerebralPalsyofQueensbyagroupofparentswhoneededservicesfortheirchildrenwithcerebralpalsy.Theagencysrstservicesweredeliveredfromthebasementofawood-framehouseinQueensnowaffectionatelyreferredtoasthehauntedhouse.Ourrstfullydedicatedbuildingat82-25164thStreetwasconstructedin1958.InitiallyUCPofQueensofferedtherapyandeducationalprogramsforchildrenwithcerebralpalsy.Asthechildrengrewwedoubledthesizeofthebuildingat82-25164Streetin1966tobeginprovidingvocationalservices.AspartofanexpansiontoprovidedayprogrammingforpeoplewhohadbeenlivingininstitutionalsettingsQCPsNatalieKatzRogersTrainingandTreatmentCenterat81-15164thStreetwasbuiltin1974andreectedagreatincreaseinthenumberofadultsneedingvocationalandlife-skillstrainingservices.Inthe1980sasthepeopleweservedagedweaddedservicesforseniorsemphasizingcommunity-basedrecreationandhealtheducationforpeopleofretirementagewithdevelopmentaldisabilities.OurprogramforseniorsisnowknownastheCommunityConnectionsCenter.QCPbeganprovidingresidentialservicesin1979withtheopeningoftheRobertT.GrohResidenceinJamaicaEstates.Thathouseinnowhometoeightseniors.QCPsnextmajorexpansioninthelate1980sinvolvedconstructionofaDayHabilitationsitefor150peopleinBelleroseQueensalongwithveresidenceseachprovidingahomefortenadultswithsignicantdisablingconditions.QCPhassinceopenedthreeIndividualResidentialAlternativehousesinneighborhoodsthroughoutQueens.In2001wechangedournametoQueensCentersforProgress.Whilewecontinuetosupportchildrenandadultswithcerebralpalsyovertheyearsourserviceshavegreatlyexpandedtoincludeawiderrangeofdevelopmentaldisabilitiesandrelatedconditions.QCPnowhasastaffofmorethan600andanannualbudgetofover35millionfundedthroughfederalstateandlocalgovernmentsourcescontractservicesandprivatecontributions.1 OURMISSIONQueensCentersforProgressisdedicatedtothegoalofprovidingchildrenandadultswhohavedevelopmentaldisabilitiestheopportunitiestomakechoiceswhichwillmaximizetheirskilldevelopmentindependenceandintegrationintocommunitylife.Atthecoreofalltheagencysservicesisthedeeplyheldbeliefinthedevelopmentoftheindividual.QCPbelievesthatallpeoplecanlearnandthatallpeopleinspiteofanydevelopmentaldisabilitycanmakemeaningfulchoicesabouttheirlives.MISSIONSTATEMENTQueensCentersforProgressiscommittedtoprovidingperson-centeredservicesandsupportstochildrenandadultswhohavedevelopmentaldisabilities.Thegoaloftheseservicesandsupportsistopromoteindependencecommunityinvolvementandqualityoflife.GuidingPrinciplesQCPwill1.Provideindividually-designedservicesandsupportswhichwillmaximizeaindependentdecision-makingcapabilitiesbintegrationintocommunitylifeandcdailylivingeducationalandwork-relatedskills.2.Advocatefortherightsandentitlementsofpersonswithdevelopmentaldisabilities.Demonstrateourcommitmenttotheserightsbyalwaystreatingthosewhouseourservicesandtheirfamilieswithdignityandrespect.3.EngageincommunityoutreachandpubliceducationtofurtherawarenessoftheAgencysservicesandthecontributionsmadebypersonswithdevelopmentaldisabilities.4.Establishrelationshipswithcommunityandgovernmentalorganizationsinvolvedwithservicestopeoplewithdevelopmentaldisabilities.5.Attracttrainandretainstaffwhoarecommittedtoprovidingservicesofconsistentlyhighqualitywhoarecompensatedfairlyfortheirworkandwhoaretreatedwithrespect.6.OperatetheagencyinamannerwhichdemonstratesadherencetohighethicalstandardsandassuresfnancialstabilityandtherebyprotecttheongoingabilitytocarryouttheAgencysMission.2 WHOWEAREQCPsgoalistosupporteachpersoninmakingthemostofhisorhertalentsabilitiesandinterests.Weseekmaximuminvolvementfromtheindividualinmakingthechoicesofgoalsandoutcomesthathavemeaningintheirlives.Atthesametimeweprovidearangeofsupportsinthoseareasaffectedbythedisablingconditionssothatthepersoncanbeasindependentandintegratedintothelifeoftheircommunityaspossible.Adevelopmentaldisabilityisdenedasaconditionwhichisattributabletophysicalormentalimpairmentsisacquiredbeforetheindividualis22yearsoldislikelytocontinueindenitelyresultsinsubstantialfunctionallimitationsinthreeormoreareasofmajorlifeactivityandreectsthepersonsneedforindividuallyplannedandcoordinatedservicesandsupportsoflong-termduration.Morethan1500peoplenowreceiveongoingservicesfromQCP.Weprovideservicesforpeopleofallagesfromtoddlerstotheelderlyandforallaspectsoflifeincludingprovidingaplacetoliveandworkhealthcarehygieneandlifeskillstrainingeducationtherapyvocationaltrainingandrecreation.Ourservicesincludeeducationtherapyjobtrainingandplacementdayprogramsadvocacyservicecoordinationhousingandmanyothersupportservicestohelppeoplewithdevelopmentaldisabilitiesleadfullerlives.LOCATIONSAdultCenter81-15164thStreetJamaicaNY11432Tel718380-3000Fax718380-0483ChildrensCenter82-25164thStreetJamaicaNY11432Tel718374-0002Fax718380-3214BelleroseCenter249-16GrandCentralParkwayBelleroseNY11426Tel718279-9404Fax718423-14043 CHILDRENSSERVICESForoversixtyyearstheQueensCentersforProgressChildrensCenterhasbeenprovidingsuperiorservicestofamiliesinthecommunity.TheChildrensCentersdedicatedandexperiencedstaffprovideschildrenwithawarmandcaringatmospherethatpromoteslearningbolstersself-esteemandimprovessocialskills.Thelargebrightwell-equippedclassroomsandrecreationalareasallowchildrenspacetogrowandourish.TheChildrensCenteroffersanarrayofoptionsforparentsofbothtypicallydevelopingnon-disabledpreschoolersandchildrenwithdisabilities.PRESCHOOLForchildrenagedthreetovewithdisabilitiestheAPPLEAPreschoolProgramforLearningandEnrichmentprogramoffersacomprehensivearrayofeducationalandtherapeuticservicesincludingspeechoccupationalandphysicaltherapycounselingvisionandnursingservices.Specialeducationteachersalongwithcliniciansemphasizecognitivemotorsocialandlanguageskillsdevelopment.Weofferafulldayprogramandbilingualandintegratedclasses.ThemajorityofthechildrenwhoparticipateintheAPPLEProgramwillcontinueontoaninclusionaryenvironmentinthepublicschoolsystem.APPLETREENURSERYSCHOOLQueensCentersforProgressoffersahalf-dayandfull-daynurseryschoolforchildrenfromthecommunity.TheAppleTreeNurserySchoolisaresourceforallparentswhoneedanaffordableandexcellentpreschoolordaycareservice.UNIVERSALPRE-KINDERGARTENPROGRAMOurfreeUniversalPre-Kindergartenprogramforfour-year-oldsisrunincollaborationwiththeNewYorkCityDepartmentofEducation.Itispartofastatewideprogramtopreparechildrenforschoolbygivingthemearlyexperiencesinaclassroomsettingwithstructuredactivities.Italsoprovidesforinteractionbetweendisabledandtypicallydevelopingchildren.Thebenetsofsuchinclusionaryexperiencesfordisabledchildrenhavebeenwelldocumented.Childrenwhoaretypicallydevelopinggetachanceearlyinlifetointeractwiththosewhohavedisabilitiesandwillgrowfromtheexperience.4 SCHOOLAGETheChildrensCenterSchoolcurrentlyserveschildrenwithmultipledisabilitieswhocannotbemainstreamedintothepublicschoolsystem.Studentsherewhorangeinagefromvetotwenty-onegetintensivetrainingincognitivemotorsocializationandcommunicationskillsaswellastraditionalschoolsubjects.Clinicalservicessuchasphysicaloccupationalandspeechtherapycounselingvisionandnursingareofferedaswell.EARLYCHILDHOODDIRECTIONCENTERECDCOneoffourteensuchcentersstatewidetheEarlyChildhoodDirectionCenterisaninformationresourceforparentswhosuspecttheirchildfrombirthtoveyearsofagemayhaveadevelopmentaldelay.Itisoftenarststeptolinkfamiliestotheservicestheirchildrenmayneed.Thebilingualstaffcanprovideinformationtoparentsonhowtohavetheirchildevaluatedandwhatservicesareavailableinthecommunity.Theycanalsogiveinformationregardingnancialresourcesavailabletohelpwiththecostofcare.ProfessionalsmayalsocontacttheDirectionCenterforassistanceat718-374-0002ext.433.PleasevisittheECDCWebsitewww.ecdc-queens.webs.comHOMEEQUIPMENTANDFAMILYSERVICESQCPcanhelparrangeforawidevarietyofadaptiveequipmentandassistivetechnologyinfamilieshomes.Alongwithoccupationalandphysicaltherapistsourcarpenterhelpsconstructadaptivefurnitureandarrangeforhomemodicationssuchasrailsforbathtubsandtoiletstoaidwithmobilityandself-care.Electronicdevicescanbeprovidedtoassistwithcommunicationfornonverbalstudents.Inadditionthecenterhelpsfamiliespurchasenecessaryadaptiveequipment.OurstaffisknowledgeableaboutthevariousformsofinsuranceMedicaidandgrantfundingavailabletocovertheexpensesofthespecialservicesneededbychildrenwithdevelopmentaldisabilities.Otherfamilysupportprojectsincludeassistancewithnancialdemandsrelatingtothespecialneedsofthechildrenincludingrespitesuppliesrecreationalprogrametc.5 ADULTDAYRESIDENTIALSERVICESDAYSERVICESBELLEROSEANDJAMAICAPROGRAMSQCPsDayHabilitationprogramsbasedattheBelleroseandJamaicaCentersarebuiltaroundindividually-designedservicestopromoteindependentcommunitylivingskills.ManyDayHabactivitiestakeplaceinthecommunitywhereparticipantslearntravelandmoneyhandlingskillscommunitysafetyawarenessandvolunteerinparkslibrariesanimalshelterschurchessynagoguesschoolsandseniorcenters.Photographyhorticulturerecreationculinaryartcookingclassesandsensoryawarenessarepartoftheprogramscurriculum.SomeoftheartworkandphotographyhavebeenexhibitedthroughoutNewYorkCity.ParticipantsinourDayHabprogramsproducemusicalreviewsthatdrawmanypeoplefromoutsideQCP.ThereisalsoawiderangeofspecialannualeventsincludingSportsDayFashionShowsSingingKaraokeShowsInternationallearningeventsandcarnivals.Activitiesthataresocialorrecreationaloffermanyopportunitiesforskillacquisitionworkreadinessandpersonalgrowth.Participantsalsoworkonself-improvementandhouseholdskillsthatenablethemtobemoreindependentathome.Theseincludepersonalgroomingandhygienemealpreparationdoinglaundryandcaringforclothingandotherpersonalbelongings.Transportationincludingwheelchairaccessiblevehiclesisavailabletothosewhorequireit.CAREERPREPCareerPrepattheJamaicaDayProgramalsooffersavarietyofcareertrainingservicessuchascareerexplorationjobinterviewskillssafetraveltoworkdressingforworkandacquiringsocialskillsnecessaryforemployment.CareerPrepparticipantsalsohavetheopportunitytopracticeworkrelatedskillsatvolunteersitesthroughoutthecommunity.CareerPrepstaffarealsoavailabletoassistparticipantsinwritingjobapplicationspreparingforjobinterviewsdressingforinterviewsandconductingcomputerbasedjobsearches.InadditiontocareertrainingskillsCareerPrepstafftraininmoneyrecognitionandvaluebudgetingshoppingandcookingnutritiousfoodsstressreductionandcommunication.6 SERVICESFORSENIORSAsthepopulationweserveageswerealizetheimportanceofspecialprogramsforseniorcitizenswithdisabilities.QCPGeriatricDayServicesalsoknownastheCommunityConnectionsCenterprovidesrecreationandleisureopportunitiesforindividualswhowanttoretirecompletelyoronapart-timebasis.TheCommunityConnectionsCenterprovidesservicesbothin-houseandinthecommunity.Insideourmainfacilityparticipantscantakepartinactivitiesincludingartmusiccookinggamesphotographyretirementplanningadvocacyservicesandhealtheducation.Community-basedactivitiesincludetripstosportseventsmuseumslocaltheaterandrecreationalvenuesforbowlingandbocce.TheCommunityConnectionsCenteralsooffersopportunitiesforseniorswithdevelopmentaldisabilitiestoattendlocalseniorcenterswiththesupportandassistanceoftrainedstaff.RESIDENTIALSERVICESWeopenedourrstresidentialfacilityin1979inJamaicaEstates.WenowoperatesixIntermediateCareFacilitiesICFsandthreeIndividualResidentialAlternativesIRAsservingtheneedsof78adultswithdevelopmentaldisabilities.Eachresidenceprovidesasafehome-likeenvironmentwhereindividualscanincreasetheirdailylivingskillsrelaxafterreturningfromdaytimeactivitiesandparticipateinrecreationalandsocialactivities.FiveofthesixICFslocatedinBellerosearedesignedtomeettheneedsofpeoplewhoarenon-ambulatoryandhaveseverephysicallimitations.Theseresidencesarefurnishedwithadaptiveequipmentwhichenablesmaximumindependence.TheRobertT.GrohresidencelocatedinJamaicaEstatesserveseightseniorcitizenswithdevelopmentaldisabilities.Herewefocusondesigningage-appropriateservicestomeettheneedsofthegeriatricpopulation.OurIRAsareinvariousneighborhoodsthroughoutQueens.Eachofourresidencesisstaffed24hoursaday.Eachresidenthasanindividualizedtreatmentplandevelopedbyaninterdisciplinaryteamwithafullarrayofclinicalandhabilitativeservicesavailable.ResidentsattendavarietyofprogramsduringthedaysomeoperatedbyQCPsomeprovidedbyothercommunityagencies.SeveralresidentsareinQCPsPre-VocationalprogramothersgototheCommunityConnectionsProgramforseniorsoroneofourDayHabilitationPrograms.RecreationisalsoasignicantportionofQCPsresidentialservices.Residentschoosetoparticipateinavarietyofrecreationalactivities.7 ADULTVOCATIONALSERVICESPRE-VOCATIONALSERVICESTheWorkSourcePre-VocationalProgramofferstheopportunitytolearnthebehaviorandskillsnecessaryforsuccessonthejob.Ourgoalistoenhanceself-condenceandindependencewhilepreparingforemployment.UsingcontractworkobtainedfromlocalbusinessparticipantsinPre-Vocationalserviceslearntheimportanceofattendanceandpunctualityhowtotakeinstructionandfeedbackaboutworkperformancegettingalongwithsupervisorsandco-workersandothergeneralskillsthatapplyinallworksettings.IndividualsintheprogramarepaidfortheworkperformedbasedonproductivityinaccordancewithU.S.Dept.ofLaborregulations.Intheprocesstheycanexperiencetheadvantagesofconcentratingonthejobathandasthiswillmaximizetheirearnings.ThePre-Vocationalprogramalsooffersexperienceinfoodserviceshippingreceivingandporter-maintenancesettings.8 COMMUNITY-BASEDEMPLOYMENTWorkSourcesSupportedEmploymentProgrammeetstheemploymentneedsofareabusinessesbyplacingandtrainingindividualswhosegoalisajobinthecommunity.On-the-jobtrainingprovidesarealisticopportunitytolearnpositiveworkbehaviorsandspecicworkskills.Ourongoingsupportserviceshelptheindividualsmeetthechangingdemandsoftheworkplace.QCPsWorkSourceSupportedEmploymentProgramworkswithtwo-hundredpeoplewhohavebeenplacedonjobsinthecommunityworkingalongsidetheirnon-disabledco-workersinsettingssuchasdepartmentstoressupermarketsrestaurantsandofces.IndividualsreferredintoourSupportedEmploymentProgramcometousthroughvariousreferralsourcesincludingACCESSVRAdultCareerandContinuingEducationServicesVocationalRehabilitationandlocalschooldistricts.Aftermeetingeligibilityrequirementsthepersongoesthroughanassessmenttodeterminetheiremployment-relatedskillsandinterests.WhenasuitablejobsiteisfoundbyQCPstafftheindividualistrainedhowtotraveltoandfromwork.AQCPJobCoachworkswiththepersononthejobsiteuntiltheindividuallearnstheskillsnecessarytobesuccessful.AftertheinitialadjustmenttothejobWorkSourceJobCoachescontinuetovisitthesitetoensurethatboththepersonplacedandtheemployeraresatised.9 SUPPORTSERVICESSERVICECOORDINATORSQCPsServiceCoordinatorshelppeoplewithdevelopmentaldisabilitiesandtheirfamiliesaccessimportantcommunityservicesandsupports.TheServiceCoordinatorisanadvocateandfacilitatorhelpingeachpersonachievehisorheruniquegoalsanddesires.Weworkwithindividualstoensurethattheyobtainandmaintainthebenetstowhichtheyareentitled.Weassistwithndingahomeadayprogramajoborenjoyableleisureactivitieswithacircleoffriends.Weprovidecrisisassistancereferraltocompetentmedicaldentalandclinicalproviderswhounderstandtheuniqueneedsofpeoplewithdevelopmentaldisabilities.ServiceCoordinatorsbecomepartnerswiththepeopleweserveensuringthattheindividualsarewellinformedandprovidedwithappropriatechoicesandopportunities.CLINICQCPsCliniciscertiedunderArticle16oftheNewYorkStatementalhygienelawbytheOfceofPeoplewithDevelopmentalDisabilitiesOPWDD.Itisstaffedbyexperiencedlicensedprofessionalswhoofferabroadrangeofassessmentandtreatmentservices.ClinicservicesareavailableattheJamaicaCenteroroff-site.InadditiontoinformationandreferraltheClinicsservicesincludePsychologicalTestingMentalStatusEvaluationPsycho-SexualAssessmentVocationalEvaluationSocialWorkAssessmentIndividualandFamilyCounseling10 FAMILYSUPPORTFamiliesFirstisaservicewhichprovidesnancialassistancetoparentswhorequirehelpwithmeetingsomenancialchallengesassociatedwithcaringforafamilymemberwithadevelopmentaldisability.Financialreimbursementisprovidedforavarietyofitemsandservicesincludingbutnotlimitedtorespitetransportationformedicalappointmentsafterschoolprogramssummercampsnon-coveredmedicalsuppliesadaptedequipmentetc.ThroughourHomeEquipmentProjectfamiliesofchildrenwithphysicaldisabilitiesmayreceiveevaluationsinthehomesettingoratourCenterperformedbyoccupationalandorphysicaltherapists.Theseevaluationshelpdeterminetheneedforspecialequipmentandorsimplehomemodicationsthatcanbeusedtoimprovethechildsindependenceandassistfamilieswithdailycare.Recommendedequipmentcanthenbeprovidedoftenfreeofchargeforitemsthatcannotbefundedthroughanyothersource.Oftentheitemsareindividuallydesignedforthechildandmaybemodiedasthechildgrowsbyamemberofourteam.ForadultsFamilySupportprovidesfundingforarangeofservicestopeoplewhocurrentlyarenotabletoaccessMedicaidSSIorotherresources.TheseservicescanincludeSecuringMedicaidSSINYChousingassistanceUScitizenshipapplicationsEvaluationsneededtoapplyforOPWDDservicesAssistinpurchaseofgoodsandservicesneededinthehomeorforrespiteservicesReferralsforclinicalassessmentsschoolplacementoradultdayprograms.COMMUNITYHABILITATIONCommunityHabilitationishands-ontraininginanindividualshomeandcommunity.Ourstaffwhoareselectedfortheirsensitivityandskillinidentifyingrealisticgoalsandoutcomesbelievethatlearninghappensbestincomfortableandsupportiveenvironments.Communityhabilitationservicestrainindividualswithdevelopmentaldisabilitiestoperformhouseholdchoresdailyhygieneandgroominglearnaboutpersonalhealthcareandexplorenewexperiences.Wehelppeopledevelopskillsintheareasoftravelandmobilitynancialmanagementsocialbehaviorsandotherdailyactivities.Theseservicescanbeprovidedinthepersonshomeorinavarietyofsettingsinordertofacilitatesocialskillsdevelopmentandcommunityintegration.Withourhelpindividualswithdevelopmentaldisabilitiescanbecomemoreindependentinmanyaspectsoftheirlivesaswellasreachtheirmaximumpotential.FRIDAYNIGHTSOCIALOnFridaynightsQCPopensitsdoorstomorethan300peoplewhocometomeettheirfriendssocializeanddance.ThoseattendingincludenotonlypeopleservedbyQCPbutalsoindividualsservedbymanyotheragenciesinQueens.OurFridaynightrecreationprogramhasdevelopedawell-deservedreputationastheplacetobeatthestartoftheweekend.11 DONATIONSMAKEADONATIONCOUNTMEINIwanttohelpbyprovidingapersonwithadisabilitythechancetolearncommunicateandbemoreindependent.IwouldalsoliketohelpimprovethequalityoflifeforindividualsthatbenetfromQueensCentersforProgressprograms.Corporateandfoundationgrantsandindividualcontributionshavebeenasourceofsupportsinceourinceptionover60yearsago.Wearegratefultothosewhohavegenerouslysupportedusinthepast.EVERYGIFTCOUNTS-Largeorsmall-willhelpusobtainneededequipmentanddefraycostsofeducationalandtherapeuticservicesforchildrenandadultswithdisabilities.Pleasechoosehowyouwouldliketomakeyourdonation.ONLINEVisitourwebsiteatwww.queenscp.orgBYMAILMakeacheckpayabletoQueensCentersforProgressandmailto81-15164thStreetJamaicaNY11432BYPHONECall718-380-3000Ext.32492CENTSOFEVERYDOLLARDONATEDGOESDIRECTLYTOSERVICESANDPROGRAMS12 13TogetherWeCanMakeADiferenceAtQueensCentersforProgressthedevelopmentoftheindividualisatthecoreofouragency.QCPbelievesthattheindividualswhoattendourprogramscanmakemeaningfulchoicesabouttheirlivesandcanmakerealprogresstowardgreaterindependenceandintegrationintothecommunity.Eachpersoninourprogramdeservesthechanceforabrightfutureandeveryparentshouldexperiencethejoyofseeingtheirchildrengrowtobethebesttheycan.Youcanbepartofsomethingwonderfulhelpingmakeadifferenceinthelivesofchildrenandadultswithdevelopmentaldisabilities.TheindividualsinourprogramsreceiveacomprehensivearrayofserviceshoweversomeassistivedevicesarenotcoveredbyNewYorkStatethereforeyoursupporthelpsusobtainneededequipmentandhelpstodefraythecostsofeducationalandtherapeuticservices.Weareproudtosaythatninetytwocentsofeverydollardonatedgoesdirectlytoourprograms.CommunitysupporthelpsmakethehopesdreamsandwishesintoarealityforthosewhodependonQueensCentersforProgress.YoucanhelpuscontinuetomakeadifferencebycontributingagiftofcashstockorrealestateorbyvolunteeringatoneoftheQCPCenters.CommunitysupporthelpsmakethehopesdreamsandwishesintoarealityforthosewhodependonQCP.AGifttotheFutureTrustsandBequestsToensurethatthevitalserviceshighlightedinthisbrochurecancontinueweaskthatyouthinkaboutalivingtrustorotherbequest.Throughplannedgivingandbequestsitispossiblefordonorstomeettheirindividualneedswhileatthesametimehelpingacharitableorganizationinwhichtheybelieve.ManydonorsndthatdeferredgiftstoQCPcanprovidevaluablecurrenttaxbenetswhileatthesametimemaximizingestateassetspassedontotheirheirs.Planscanbedesignedwithanumberofexibleoptions.ACharitableRemainderTrustprovidesvariouslifetimebenetsDonatingpropertytoacharitableremaindertrustremovesitfromyourestateforestatetaxpurposes.Thecharitableremaindertrustpaysnocapitalgainsonthesaleoftheassetsinthetrustifproperlystructured.AbequestenablesyoutosimplynameQCPasabeneciaryinyourwill.Abequestmayconsistofcashsecuritiesrealpropertyorallorapercentageofresiduaryestate.Itmayalsoconsistofatrustsetupthroughyourwill.QueensCentersforProgressrecommendsthatyouconsultalegalornancialadvisorinpreparingaplannedgift.PlannedgivingisaveryimportantwaythatQueensCentersforProgressreceivesfundstosupportitsworkwithchildrenandadultswithdisabilities.Yourgiftcantrulymakeadifference.TorequestinformationaboutstructuringagifttoQueensCentersforProgresspleasecontactourDevelopmentDepartmentat718-380-3000Extension324. 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