ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A local organization may be receiving more than $500,000 for its revitalization project.
The money for Baden Street Settlement was included in an appropriations package that was just passed by the U.S. House of Representatives.
The non-profit provides services to lower income residents.
Some of those services they offer include after school programs, case management, a senior center, teen pregnancy and family assistance.
“For 120 years, the Baden Street Settlement has been vital to the success of so many in our community, and it’s critical we ensure those services remain in place,” Congressman Joe Morelle said in a statement. “That is why I am so proud to have secured over $500,000 in the House appropriations bill for the Baden Street Settlement. This investment will allow Baden Street to make needed facility renovations and repairs so they can continue to uplift and enrich our community for years to come, and I encourage my partners in the Senate to join us in making this project a reality.”
If passed by the senate, the new funding will help Baden Street Settlement make facility renovations and repairs.
"To continue our mission, we have enough heart here," sad Baden Street Settlement executive director Mike Marsh. "I'm surrounded by a team who has a tremendous amount of heart. They do what they have to do to help our community. But we also need resources, and we don’t need a lot of resource. But we do need resource to keep what we have going. That is why the potential of getting this appropriation means a great deal to Baden Street and means a great deal to our history. Like I always say, I won’t be here for the next 120 years. But I know Baden Street will be."
Baden Street Settlement is celebrating 120 years of service this year.
If you or someone you know may benefit from these programs, you can visit them at 152 Baden Street or online at badenstreet.org.