Claddagh Commission, Incorporated was founded in 1977, opening its first beautiful home by the shores of Lake Erie in 1978 for individuals with developmental disabilities in Derby, NY. Since its inception, Claddagh’s philosophy has been based on the foundation of love, trust and friendship. Throughout our growth, these basic principles continue to be our foundation, purpose and motivation as we continue to help those who need supports and services.
Claddagh Commission is dedicated to providing enriching, meaningful and cost-effective services that include residential services, day services, in-home and free standing respite, supportive work opportunities and service coordination. These services are provided in a friendly family-like setting.
We are proud to support and serve those who need it, While located primarily in the Town of Evans, we provide services to many families throughout Western New York.
We look forward to helping you and the people that you love!
A letter from our Executive Director
August 18, 2014
Dear Participants, Staff, Family and Friends of Claddagh:
As we look to our future, and in our efforts to ensure quality services, I am pleased to inform you that we are having ongoing discussions with Suburban Adult Services (SASi) on ways to further the existing collaborations between our two organizations. Together we have a long history of sharing services, staff and working cooperatively on special projects including clinical services and as joint owners of the kazoo factory.
We believe that our similar missions, founding principles and strong board commitment in providing quality services to people with developmental disabilities will make this a successful partnership. Our board is confident that should an integration of our two agencies occur, including but not limited to, the possibility of a consolidation or merger, it would better position us for managed care and strengthen our overall mission in the years to come.
Both SASi and Claddagh have achieved the COMPASS designation and are recognized leaders in our work with people with disabilities. We believe that advancing this relationship will increase our ability to retain and attract quality staff that is the backbone of our organizations. Most importantly, the needs of the people that we serve will come first with any decisions that are made about our future. Although we are in the early stages, and there are many details to be worked through, I want everyone at Claddagh to be well informed as the process moves along.
If you have questions or comments please feel free to contact me at any time. Thank you for your time and ongoing support of Claddagh and the people that we serve.
Claddagh Commission, Inc.