Community Resources and Links
We are always striving to do more for others in our own community. We encourage you to volunteer or partner with us in helping our neighbors be stronger and give more to families in the Rochester area. Don't forget to check out our Calendar of Events page to see where DAACare is going to be next!!!
Pay It Forward
One way we can all help to support one another is through the "Pay It Forward" Massage Campaign. Currently some of our clientele are enrolled in this program, where another member pays for another individuals massage in strict confidence and secrecy. It is one way we as the community can help others by paying it forward and donating a massage to someone who is less fortunate and unable to pay the full amount of a massage. This way their wellness needs are met, through a generous donation within the community!!
TO LEARN MORE OR TO PAY IT FORWARD, contact Sandra 585-729-7072
Gorilla Massage Fund
The Gorilla Massage Fund is a charity that raises money to provide grants for massage and alternative therapies to people who are in chronic pain from multiple sclerosis. Licensed practitioners in the "Gorilla Network" have agreed to accept reduced rates for grant recipients. The fund will support each recipient with a 50% grant for each of four treatments. Individuals receiving the grant will be responsible for the remaining 50% of the cost of the massage.
DAAC currently is a massage therapy provider through GMF and gives discounted massage to people living with MS.
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Families are stronger when they are together, and their presence helps a sick child heal faster and cope better. While Ronald McDonald House Charities® cannot make medicine taste better or take away painful treatments, we can help lessen the burden and ensure families have the stability and resources to keep their child healthy and happy.
Our own family has stayed here a couple of times while Tim was sick and in the hospital. During our last stay with him in the hospital, it enabled my parents to be closer to her during his final hours. It is a huge stress relief to be close to your loved ones in their time of need. You can volunteer as an individual our group for projects like taking time with sick children's siblings, or even making a meal for the families in the home.
Currently DAAC is providing free massages to the families residing in the RMDH Rochester, NY
Al Sigl Center Community of Agencies
We’re a collaborative community network that provides high-quality, cost-effective real estate and business services to a growing array of organizations that serve children and adults with disabilities and special needs.
They include the following agencies combined:
We go the annual "WalkAbout" and donate at several events that the Al Sigl Community of Agencies hosts!!
CP Rochester exists to support people with physical and developmental disabilities in choosing and accomplishing successive individualized life goals. We do this by providing a wide range of services to people of all ages in the greater Rochester area.
You can watch Tim playing power wheelchair soccer in this pic, he is all the way on the right hand side CLICK HERE! This is a great organization that providing my brother the experience and skills to be able to play a sport. A lot of people forget that just because you are differently abled, doesn't mean you don't have the same desires to play sports like your other peers, classmates, etc. There are so many other services that they provide as well!! Check them out and see how you can volunteer.
We provide free massages at the Annual CP Run 4 Fun!!!
Arc of Monroe County
We offer many services and programs that enable persons with developmental disabilities to reach their full potential. We provide them with many opportunities to learn and grow, but among the most important is becoming a valued member of their community. Life is far richer and far more meaningful when we feel a part of something greater than ourselves. Being a valued part of one’s community gives meaning to life.
Currently DAAC is providing massage therapy education to the "ENRICHMENT WEEK" at RIT college for the ARC of Monroe County participents.
Center for Disability Rights
A not-for-profit, community-based advocacy and service organization for people with all types of disabilities.
Tim loved doing his internship here by writing a blog. I believe you can still read his blogs by looking at their archives in 2008-2009. Tim use to write about his experiences as a Senior in HS and how accessible different college campuses that he would visit were accommodating to him and his disability. This is a great resource of information regarding your civil rights as a person with any type of disability.
DAAC has provided free chair massages to events like the Summer Fest!!!
Golisano Children's Hospital
We realize that a hospital stay, especially for a child, can be a frightening experience. That's why the team at Golisano Children's Hospital is committed to helping children and their families know what to expect and how to get the assistance they need. We strive to provide the highest quality care in a bright, welcoming atmosphere where children can be children and their fears can be calmed.
DAACare provides chair massages at the "Stroll for Strong Kids" annually, and we donate to several charities for the GCH around Rochester NY Events!
Easter Seals Disability Services
Easter Seals provides exceptional services, education, outreach, and advocacy so that people living with autism and other disabilities can live, learn, work and play in our communities. Easter Seals has been helping individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families, live better lives for nearly 90 years. From child development centers to physical rehabilitation and job training for people with disabilities, Easter Seals offers a variety of services to help people with disabilities address life's challenges and achieve personal goals.
DAAC provides chair massages to the Annual Rochester Easter Seals Walk With Me!!!
Daystar for Medically Fragile Children
Daystar is NY states first and only pediatric day respite center that provides an educational environment for infants and young children that are medically fragile.
DAAC has given parent workshops here, giving parents a taste of the mini-MISP program.
Continuing Developmental Services began through parents wanting complete services for their children no matter what the age. They now have a host of programs.
DAAC has given parent workshops here, giving parents a taste of Craniosacral Therapy and we have spoken about the need for massage therapy and how it helps children with Sesnory Processing Disorders.
Adapted Recreation Service's focus is to develop a comprehensive plan that emphasizes the goals of the individual and their families. We partner with community organizations, local businesses, and disability-oriented services in Monroe and surrounding counties to help provide integration opportunities.
This is a great organization that we hope to continue refering people to and building in our community!!
Provides people with cancer access to massage, known for the relief of the side effects of cancer and its treatments.
Starting in 2017, we will be accepting patients through this organization!!
To improve the quality of life for persons with physical disabilities through direct services and systemic change to access integrative therapies.
Starting in 2017, we are accepting patients through this organization!!