Posted by Al Anile
Guest Speaker Kaitlin Lavelle, OTR Manager of Communications and Special Events (left) Assisted by Jody O'Connor, Gallery OTR Curator.
OTR (Over The Rainbow Association) is dedicated to increasing the quality of life for individuals with physical disabilities through the creation of affordable, accessible, barrier-free housing solutions and person-centered services that encourage independent living.
OTR residents cope with a wide variety of physical disabilities arising from either birth or circumstance.  Some have cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, or multiple sclerosis, while others have had strokes or accidents, leaving them paralyzed or without limbs.  In all cases — they are extremely low income, and cannot find affordable, accessible housing.
Previously, some of their residents were homeless or from state-funded nursing homes or institutions. OTR’s housing solution is a very real and cost-effective option for everyone.