Georgia’s Largest Community Based Non-Profit Organization Providing Services to People with Developmental Disabilities has Announced a New Name: InCommunity

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Georgia Community Support and Solutions and enAble of Georgia have joined together to share a new name and a new mission.

“We believe in the importance of the common good to wholly transform individual lives and collective communities." Whitney Fuchs, CEO, InCommunity

Georgia’s largest community based non-profit organization providing services to people with developmental disabilities, as well as support to their families, has announced a new name and brand identity: InCommunity~Embracing the abilities in all of us (http://www.incommunityga.org/). A multi-year operational merger, enAble of Georgia and Georgia Community Support and Solutions (GCSS) began working together in partnership in 2014, joining two extraordinary groups with the same mission to provide quality support to people with developmental disabilities.

The long-term strategic planning process has culminated during the past several months as the two organizations have been combining efforts, merging operations, and providing an even greater set of services. The coming together of these two purpose-driven teams has resulted in an exciting new organization with a new brand name, logo and design. The new name was announced at the annual Founders’ Gala on April 21st, 2018.

“The new name, InCommunity, describes our mission as partners, dedicated to enriching and sustaining the lives of individuals who have disabilities, their families and their communities,” states InCommunity CEO, Whitney Fuchs. “We believe in the importance of the common good to wholly transform individual lives and collective communities. This passion for embracing the abilities in all of us, drives us to support community members with activities and experiences that makes life purposeful such as career training, education, fitness programs, artistic exploration and spiritual pursuits. Activities that provide self-esteem, growth, friendships and love.”

“Our new design demonstrates clear visual change without losing the meaning, heritage, or passion of our founding organizational principles that have been built up over several decades and mean so much to those of us who are a part of the community,” shares Board Chairman, Mark Lewington of CTS Systems CTI “This new branding is an important part of our long term strategic vision for growth and helps us share with the outside world the transformational change that we have embarked on as we reach out and continue to engage with our clients, care givers, corporate partners, volunteers, donors, and families who participate in our services.”

Amanda McPhail, Director of Communications shares, “We think that our new name, logo, and design will provide us with a more consistent brand identity throughout the region that speaks in a powerful way about the importance of celebrating the variation of human abilities in our own communities. We signal our commitment in being a community united by a common purpose, and our new visual identity also delivers a robust visual story across all media including social channels that will ensure the brand has even greater reach and ultimately impact in the coming years.”

“We view our role as community partner, providing tools, resources and care to make it possible for someone to find a job and become a contributing member of our shared neighborhood. Or teach someone skills to live on their own with the support they need for the first time,” asserts Zenobia Rainey, Associate Executive Director. “InCommunity is all about encouraging the possibilities within all of us to have choices in our lives and become active in our community. When people with developmental disabilities are connected and active in their own communities, every one of us benefits. We’re excited to embark on this new phase of working together with our Georgia community families.”

About InCommunity: Originally founded in 1983, InCommunity, a non-profit agency headquartered in Atlanta, was created to provide community-based services and support to people with disabilities and their families. For almost 35 years, InCommunity has been embracing the abilities in all of us, building an outstanding reputation in Georgia for innovative programs and willingness to take on challenging support situations for people in their communities. Currently, InCommunity has more 650 employees who provide all levels of support in the community to people with a variety of needs; including residential support, employment services, respite care, family support, in-home care, and day programs. To date, InCommunity has provided support and service to more than 10,000 Georgian community members.

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