ROCHESTER — Less than two years since an executive staffing agreement took effect, Happiness House and CP Rochester have merged under a new parent corporation overseeing both human service organizations.
Ability Partners, which incorporated in December, is the culmination of months of strategic planning by members of each agencies’ boards of directors.
“Since May 2013, Happiness House and CP Rochester have dramatically increased collaboration and yielded substantial benefits on all levels thanks to the executive staffing agreement,” said Mary Walsh Boatfield, president and CEO of Happiness House and president of CP Rochester. “By officially joining forces under this new parent corporation, our two agencies will develop even greater efficiencies which will ultimately benefit thousands of adults and children with and without disabilities in the Finger Lakes and Greater Rochester regions.”
CP Rochester and Happiness House have a long history of providing clinical, therapeutic, educational and residential services to people of all ages and abilities. These services include physical, occupational and speech therapies; group homes; respite services and non-certified housing opportunities; day habilitation, early intervention and preschool; dental services; nursing oversight; and recreational programs.