Under One Roof, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   5 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Homeless & Housing, Human Services, Seniors

Location: 60 Gregory Blvd Norwalk CT 06855 USA

Mission: Under One Roof, Inc.™, an independent, not-for-profit organization, is dedicated to sponsoring, developing and operating quality affordable housing for elderly persons in need of supportive services, which incorporate and promote a strong intergenerational philosophy.
Programs: Owner, sponsor and manager of Affordable Congregate Senior Housing with Supportive Services for Frail Elderly.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've been working at The Marvin for over six years now. The residents are treated with the utmost respect and we make sure that their every need is fulfilled. Our goal is to make them feel at home, by ensuring them their safety and well-being. Here at The Marvin everyone works together to make sure that our residents are given the care that they deserve and need.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Under One Roof, Inc. The Marvin is a wonderful, nationally known senior congregate residence that offers the safety and security seniors want and need while still allowing the freedom to be active and vital members of the community. Residents , family members and staff alike refer to the Marvin as "home". Residents enjoy the privacy & security of their own apartments coupled with many activities and social opportunities, as well as housekeeping and a dinner meal in the evening. There are also many opportunities for generations to intermingle with The Marvin Children's Center on premises and a variety of projects and programs with local schools and youth groups. A fabulous place to live and work!

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

This year marks my 5th year volunteering at The Marvin...years well spent! I lead a weekly class that encourages the member to move their body, quiet the mind with a focus on the breath, and connect with self and others. Each week after class the residents thank me for my services and every week it is me who thanks them! I always leave with a life lesson, with a smile, with my heart full, and with an appreciation for life, family and my many older Marvin friends! My friends, these Marvin residents, are a great group of souls...they are energetic, thoughtful, grateful and possess a zest for life! Come share something of yourself with them...it will be time well spent!!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Marvin-UnderOneRoof is the "best" affordable congregate housing for seniors in Connecticut.
There is a waitlist - 2 to 2 1/2 years. Residents are extremely happy and do not leave unless they expire or need to be in a nursing home,etc. Family members are extremely happy with their parent/parents living at The Marvin....family members are always thanking The Marvin for the safety and well being of their parent/partents. It is like a new beginning for them and their parent/parents.

MOST IMPORTANTLY The Marvin is a "wonderful" place to work and a joy to assist in fulfilling its mission/vision.; coupled with having another family.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2006

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Under One Roof is the sponsor, developer and operator of "The Marvin" - affordable congregate housing with supportive services and "The Marvin Children's Center" - a full day full year accredited child care program for 3 &4 year olds. Under One Roof has become a national model for affordable housing with services for seniors, helping seniors age in place and avoid premature nursing home placement. The Marvin has been selected as a model shared site facility for intergenerational programs. I know I will sound prejudiced, since I am the Executive Director of Under One Roof - but I can speak for all the board members, staff, residents and families involved in the programs - we provide excellent, high quality, affordable services. We are so proud of all we do and the services we provide. I invite each of you to get to know our organization - whether you are in need of our services, are interested in getting involved as a volunteer, or are interested in providing financial support. Thank you.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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