Murray Greenhouse Foundation
Many families who have a child with special needs often wonder how to help them once they age out of the public school system at age 22. The Murray Greenhouse Foundation is dedicated to furthering education for adults with disabilities. It is a safe place for intellectually disabled young adults to learn independence and life skills, as well as having a social outlet to enjoy themselves and mingle with others with the same challenges. The staff teaches participants skills and behaviors they need to feel they can function and contribute to society.
The Murray Greenhouse Foundation has a school on a one acre lot with a greenhouse. Young adults help seed and care for the plants grown in the greenhouse, which they sell to the community. This gives participants the satisfaction of working and seeing the benefits of their hard work. Staff and volunteers find it rewarding to interact with participants, as well as gratifying to provide respite for parents and caregivers.
SelectHealth recognizes the independent skill building provided by the Murray Greenhouse Foundation as another example of how Utah Gives Back.
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