Raising Money for Young Adults with Disabilities 

A woman in Ellsworth is spear-heading an effort to raise money for a home for young adults with disabilities.Linda Elliot owns the property in Ellsworth where the home would be built. Her son, Jake Van Meter, is twenty-five-years-old and is living in a nursing home with people three times his age.The proposed house would have room for up to six people all in their mid-twenties. The people who’d live there would have moderate to severe physical limitations but score average to above average on cognitive tests. They have a place where they can get that 24 hour care, have a place where they can move around easily in the facility and be with individuals their own age, right now there’s many of them that are in nursing homes that are just existing, they’re not thriving they’re existing.The United Cerebral Palsy of Maine has agreed to be the fiscal agent for the project.