Business of the Week: Springbrook

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Springbrook is the Greater Binghamton Chamber’s Business of the Week.

The non-profit organization serves over a thousand families with an intellectual or developmental disability across a 14 county region.

Headquartered in Oneonta, Springbrook was founded as an orphanage called the Upstate Baptist Home for Children in the 20’s and switched to serving the developmentally disabled population in the 50’s.

It changed its name to Springbrook in 2005 and in 2006 started offering self-directed services.

That program proved so popular among families in Greater Binghamton that it chose to open a local office on State Street in Binghamton in 2014 to better serve those folks.

CEO Patricia Kennedy says Springbrook offers both a variety and continuum of care.

“There are people that need our support 24 hours a day and there are other people who want to live independently, want to live with their families and we want to support them to be as independent and as productive as possible,” said Kennedy.

Springbrook operates a residential school in Oneonta as well as 26 group homes in the region, including its first in Greater Binghamton which opened in Johnson City this Spring.

The organization also offers at-home services, respite and community habilitation, preschool and early intervention, and vocational and employment assistance.

For more info, go to SpringbrookNY.com.

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