Amplify Austin is a 24 hour day of city-wide community giving. Last year, Amplify Austin raised $5.7 million for 496 nonprofits in the Austin area. Marbridge raised over $32,000! Join Marbridge as we participate in our second year of Amplify Austin put on by local Austin nonprofit, I Live Here, I Give Here!
This year, Amplify Austin 2015 takes place on March 5th beginning at 6pm and goes until March 6th at 6pm. Here's how you can get involved and help Marbridge:
- Become an individual fundraiser! This simply means create a profile page and promote Marbridge within your social netork! It's as simple as that. Click here if you would like to become an individual fundraiser for Marbridge.
- Share why you love Marbridge via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Email! Be sure to use the hashtags #AmplifyATX & #AWholeNewLife when promoting Marbridge during Amplify Austin on social media! Start by sharing this video!
- Come celebrate with us! On March 5th at 6pm we will host a Kick Off Party where we celebrate the beginning of this incredible day of giving in Austin! More details to come...
Learn about us!
We're located in Austin, Texas...
...where adults with intellectual disabilities learn, experience and achieve A Whole New Life!
Our vibrant community provides residential care to more than 240 adults with intellectual disabilities. Unlike group homes for mentally challenged adults, our 170-acre campus consists of three interconnected communities where we provide varying levels of care—from skilled nursing and physical rehabilitation services, to assisted living, to semi-independent care.
Training concentrates on assisting residents in key skill areas—Skills for Life, Job Skills and Leisure Skills. Often, finding jobs for mentally challenged adults can be difficult. Through Job Skills training, many Marbridge residents develop skills that allow them to qualify for community-based or campus-based employment. Our training and education program provides instruction and activities tailored to the individual's needs and abilities. Training is offered on a semester basis, providing a college-like experience for adults who may be leaving home for the first time.
Our resident population represents a diversity of diagnoses, and we offer a distinctly different lifestyle from that offered by most group homes for developmentally disabled adults. We develop an Individual Program Plan (IPP) for each resident, ensuring that each has ample opportunities to learn, experience and achieve a whole new life at Marbridge.