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The Corliss Institute - New nonprofit alliance will have big impact in Florida -

The Corliss Institute - New nonprofit alliance will have big impact in Florida - | The Corliss Institute |
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After its several years in the making, I was pleased to attend FNA’s first symposium. Florida’s nonprofits are in better hands now that this organization is advocating for us at the state level.

One of the interesting ideas discussed at the FNA meeting was the creation of the Florida Governor’s Office on Philanthropy. This is not a new concept and similar models are working successfully in other major cities and states. The purpose of this office would be to help educate, inform and leverage Florida’s philanthropic assets in partnership with the governor in the area of economic development and to help solve problems impacting our state.


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The Corliss Institute Non-Profit Group History

The Corliss Institute Non-Profit Group History | The Corliss Institute | 1982, The Corliss Institute, Inc. was created to provide an educational, environmental and residential setting for a small group...
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In 1982, The Corliss Institute, Inc. was created to provide an educational, environmental and residential setting for a small group of Deaf adults with developmental disabilities. Today The Corliss Institute, Inc. serves adults with developmental disabilities who rely on various communication modes other than the spoken language to communicate.


Our main Campus includes the Day Center, an administrative building, three group homes and ten apartments. At the center of our campus we host a variety of outdoor events and have a community garden that is maintained by our clients and local residents of the community. The Corliss Institute also owns 18 condominium units and one single family house in the historical part of downtown Warren. All apartments are within walking distance to the main campus. We provide around the clock staffing to ensure all clients’ safety and daily support needs are met.


The town of Warren provides a variety of leisurely activities that our clients participate in, including walking/riding along the bike path, exploring the downtown shops and dining at the local restaurants, many on the waterfront. The quaintness of the town has allowed the clients to develop relationships with many of the community residents, who now participate in many of our fundraising and open door events.


At The Corliss Institute various methodologies are used to increase communication. Sign language is our primary language (ASL, signed English, home sign, and gestures). Communication methods are designed and tailored to match each member’s ability.


We welcome you to visit our website at for updates on our Programs, events, and other activities. We have some events that are open to the community in which you would be able to attend with an RSVP. If you would prefer any information to be mailed, please call Kelly at (401) 289-2681.


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What is New at Meeting Street

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Meeting Street is always filled with energy and optimism. One of the reasons is that there is always something new and exciting happening. Our kids are always up to something in their classrooms and in the community. We schedule fundraising events throughout the year and we are fortunate to receive generous donations that help us provide children the best services possible. If you are interested in finding out more about the news at Meeting Street, please contact us at


We are also happy to provide information to media outlets. Media personnel should contact David Bodah, Director of External Relations at or by calling (401) 533-9171.


Meeting Street Student Events


-      The students at Meeting Street not only learn, they have fun. Here's a list of some of the events planned for this school year.

-      Back to School Celebration

-      Annual Halloween Parade

-      Week of the Young Child

-      Science Fair

-      PSO Movie Nights

-      The Carter School Prom


Special Events


Meeting Street relies on the generosity of others so we can continue to provide children and families the services, the experts, and resources they need. Here’s a list of upcoming fundraising events.


Meeting Street Golf Tournament ~ Monday, October 7, 2013

We are always looking for company and individual sponsors for these events. In most cases, individuals can support us by purchasing a ticket or donating to our auctions.


To get involved, please contact David Bodah, Director of External Relations, either by phone at (401) 533-9171, or by e-mail at


Parent/Caregiver Seminars


Meeting Street is committed to providing parents and caregivers with the support they need to enhance the education and development of their children. Three important seminars will be offered this at the Meeting Street Campus. All seminars are FREE TO ALL FAMILIES and FREE CHILD CARE will be available. Registration for the seminars and a request for child care are required.

Stay tuned for our 2013-2014 Parent Seminar Series Schedule

To register for a seminar and to set up child care, please call the Meeting Street Seminar Office at (401) 533-9171 or email information to


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Residential Program

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Located in the heart of Warren, Corliss is located on the RIPTA bus route, near the east Bay bike path, and within walking distance to the downtown area of many shops and restaurants and the Town beach.


Corliss owns many apartments designed to support individuals to meet the level of independence they desire. Participants receive supports in areas of personal care, shopping, housekeeping, laundry, food preparation, socialization and money management. They are supported and encouraged to live independently and maintain their own apartment and participate in the community.


We also provide 24 hour group living where 3 individuals share supports to develop the skills needed to learn, live and work successfully in the community.


Residential participants receive Case Management support to obtain housing assistance, food stamps, heating assistance, etc.


Professional Nursing is available for staff training and to assist residents to maintain a healthy life.


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