How can people help? What is your greatest need?
Monetary donations provide the greatest help. The Sarah Bonwell Hudgins Foundation is a privately funded public charity. This means we receive no money from the state or federal governments with the exception of a few grants. Financial contribution ensure we are able to provide grant support to some of our partners and maintain our property as a community resources. Checks can be mailed or credit cards are accepted on our website. We also accept and can help with charitable trusts.
What kinds of disabilities do Associates of the Sarah Bonwell Hudgins Foundation have?
Eggleston’s Associates have a diverse or combined diagnosis including, but not limited to Down’s Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy and Autism Spectrum Discorders.
How can I get my loved one into the residential or other programs at the Sarah Bonwell Hudgins Center?
Eggleston Services is our program partner on site. Contact Eggleston for information at (757) 224-9680.
What is the Mission of the Sarah Bonwell Hudgins Foundation?
The Sarah Bonwell Hudgins Foundation, Inc. is a privately funded organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities through:
- Full utilization, development and maintenance of a centralized, 38-acre campus of facilities leased to appropriate service providers
- Education and research;
- Soliciting of funds and awarding of grants.
What types of programs are offered at the Sarah Bonwell Hudgins Center?
- The Foundation offers a variety of resources for clients. In addition to four residences, the location features:
Jennifer S. Kincaid Building for day support activities
- Ted Pritchard Gymnasium for recreational activities. The full-sized gym is has basketball goals and shuffleboard courts. The space is large enough for a variety of fun, therapeutic activities.
- Rufus R. Kennedy Industrial Center for employment opportunities. Housing the Eggleston Services Business Services Department, adults with disabilities work in secure document conversion and shredding. Employees also work through other partnerships with companies like Canon Virginia for other meaningful experiences.
- Richard M. Bagley, Sr. Child Development Center for early childhood education. Eggleston Services’s neighbor is Tick Tock…Around the Clock, a full-day child care program for ages infant to 12.
Are non-residents allowed to participate in the adult programs?
Yes! Transportation is arranged to bring non-resident Associates to Eggleston’s day programs. Program staff at Eggleston assist clients and their caregivers with this program.
Additionally, Explorer Post 140 is available to residents and non-residents. For questions regarding these activities call Bill Stinebaugh at (757) 868-5132.