Business Journal: Supported Life Center Planned
Improving the quality of life for people with disabilities – that’s the goal of a company called Supported Life Institute. The group wants to open a facility in the Sacramento area. Shana Lynch with the Business Journal has more.
Monday, October 22, 2007
The nonprofit’s goal is to open a center by July 2008 that would allow people to see, try and borrow or purchase technology that can assist them in communication. This could be a voice-recognition system for a computer, for example, or telephones with special devices for the hearing impaired. Three other attempts at this kind of center have failed, much to do with lack of funding. Supported Life Institute needs $200,000 in startup funding and rent-free space. The University of California Davis has already pledged $40,000, and the California Endowment, a private health foundation, gave $120,000 for the group to develop a business plan.