Schools

Harvest Outreach Center

HOC, a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, was founded in 2004 by Martha Houck, a Licensed Professional Counselor (“LPC”) (retired) and Carrington Connelly, a fifth-grade teacher. The founders noted that children in their respective fields were lacking the support they needed, and that there were gaps in educational services for children with special needs. HOC seeks to […]

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DOF To The Rescue!

The Atlas for Autism School is a non-profit, non-public school serving children and young adults aged 7-21 years diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders in New York City.  Atlas provides an individualized full-day, full-year educational program for each student. The program uses a multi-strategic approach, data analysis as well as evidence-based and cutting-edge interventions and techniques. […]

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Bridging the Tuition Gap for a “First-Class” School

iHOPE-NYC opened its doors at 101 West 116th Street in Central Harlem and began enrolling students in September of 2013. As a highly specialized school, it serves children, adolescents and young adults from ages 5 years to 21 years old who have sustained an acquired brain injury or other brain-based disorders, and who cannot be […]

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What A Celebration!

DOF Helps New Jersey School Transition To New Campus! DOF provided over $1,250,000 of financing to Celebrate the Children (CTC), which provides k-12 education to approximately 110 development disabled students in Northern New Jersey. Funds were used to finance renovations and site work at a recently purchased school site allowing CTC to realize its goal […]

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DOF Helps Kulanu Move Into Its New Home!!

Kulanu Academy (KA), located in Cedarhurst, NY, is a school whose mission is to provide educational, social and advocacy services to children and young adults with disabilities and to their families. DOF provided a $880,000 loan to KA, the proceeds of which provided partial financing for the purchase of, and $150,000 for renovations to the […]

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Imagine Academy for Autism

Imagine Academy is a school for children with autism ages 5-21, located in Brooklyn, New York. Imagine was founded in 2005 by parents of affected children. Their vision was to create a place which included a multidisciplinary school, a resource center for the entire family and a residential facility for those who require full time […]

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