Celebrating Collaboration

A group of people gathered together at a gala

Values Into Action’s collaboration with Delaware County Advocacy & Resource Organization (DCARO) has been in place and growing for years. DCARO is a membership organization. Their main goal is to help people with disabilities who live in Delaware County. They are advocates for inclusive public policy and provide social and recreational opportunities.

Values Into Action and DCARO have similar values in the way services and supports are delivered. Both organizations center people with disabilities and their families. Both organizations help people to live the lives of their choosing.

Each year, DCARO hosts a gala. This year’s gala was the first in-person gala since COVID began. This year was especially exciting! Our Executive Director, Marian Frattarola-Saulino, was honored with the Andy Spector Award. Marian was awarded for her dedicated service, on behalf of people with disabilities in Delaware County. Marian asked Erin Perry and Jessica Clark to accept the award on her behalf and deliver an acceptance speech.

A bunch of people who use our services and their support partners attended the event. The group is pictured at the top of this post. Front left to right: Michelle, Marelys, Erin, Jessica, Rue, Cathy; Back left to right: Salaythia, Marie, Kathy

The excitement of this group was felt by everyone. They danced and a great time was had by all! Congratulations to Marian, and cheers to continued collaboration with DCARO.

Learn More about DCARO at https://www.delcoadvocacy.org/