SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — Morgan’s Inclusion Initiative is taking its commitment to inclusion and special needs focus to the next level with a new, $45 million facility located near Morgan’s Wonderland in San Antonio.
The Multi-Assistance Center (MAC) will focus on connecting people with special needs to numerous resources related to medical, therapy and social services.
“All too often, individuals with special needs get fragmented, uncoordinated health and social services from providers spread out all over the community. They often feel they do not have the support or knowledge needed to identify and navigate through their services options. As a result, they become overwhelmed by the complexities facing them and sometimes fall through the cracks. Many eventually give up. When this happens, instead of improving their health and quality of life, they regress or remain in limbo,” said Allan Castro, MAC CEO.
Gordon Hartman, founder of Morgan’s Wonderland theme park and multiple other ventures to help the special-needs community, announced the MAC’s opening date of October 2 on Friday.
When The MAC opens its doors, specially-educated Navigators will guide clients to providers that can help them as well as track progress via The MAC Navigation SystemTM electronic platform. This method of providing services in a coordinated manner will establish a new standard of care, not only in San Antonio but across the nation as well as internationally.
The MAC is located at 5210 Thousand Oaks and is within walking distance of Morgan’s Wonderland.
More than 30 community-based organizations will be located in the MAC, which organizers say will create a one-stop shop for life-improving assistance.