NORMAN — With help from the Donna Nigh Foundation, ABLE, an Oklahoma-based non-profit organization whose mission is to expand employment and residential alternatives, improve training, provide on-going support for, and increase public awareness of adults with developmental disabilities in Cleveland County, recently was able to remodel one of six group homes.
Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, ABLE received a $4,500 to make a house on Aiken Street wheelchair accessible. Through the years, ABLE has had to turn down six to eight prospective clients because the house has a sunken living room and was not wheelchair accessible. One of the bedrooms at the house has been empty since 2008.
With help from the Donna Nigh Foundation, two ramps were installed in the house from the living room to the dining area, and from the living room to hallway leading to the bedrooms. Also, the carpet in the living room was replaced with laminate flooring that was purchased from Habitat for Humanity. The remodeling project was completed by Crown Roofing & Construction.
For more information on ABLE, call 329-3960.