Resolution J260-2013

Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of Gibb Mansion

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  • Jan 24, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jan 24, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jan 18, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commemorating  the  10th  Anniversary  of  Gibb
Mansion

WHEREAS, Organizations devoted to improving  the  quality  of  life  for
others,  enabling  them  to  build  lives  of dignity and self-worth are
deserving of the highest praise and recognition; and
  WHEREAS, From time to time, society calls upon these organizations  to
be recognized for the significance of their contributions and efforts to
assist  others  in  developing  the  skills  necessary to be successful,
productive citizens; and
  WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to  commemorate  the
10th Anniversary of Gibb Mansion; and
  WHEREAS,  Since its doors opened in 2002, Gibb Mansion has always been
more than just a supportive housing facility; it is a home,  a  respite,
and  an  oasis  to those in extreme crisis, who are traumatized, stigma-
tized and estranged from society; and
  WHEREAS, The men and women who benefit from this illustrious organiza-
tion suffer from homelessness, chronic illness, substance  abuse  and/or
mental  illness,  and  are  seeking to live full and healthy independent
lives; and
  WHEREAS, Gibb Mansion was a once-deteriorated 1850s architectural  gem
which  Pratt  Area Community Council (PACC), its umbrella agency, trans-
formed into a vibrant residential  and  community  center  with  modern,
bright,  affordable  studio  apartments  that are the first steps toward
stability and independence; and
  WHEREAS, Gibb Mansion contributes greatly to the  ongoing  development
and vibrancy of Bedford-Stuyvesant and surrounding neighborhoods; and
  WHEREAS,  For the past decade, Gibb Mansion's professional and compas-
sionate team has formed strong bonds with the residents, and has  helped
them  to  achieve autonomy and balanced lives through the acquisition of
knowledge, skills and sustainable, healthy behaviors; and
  WHEREAS, It is the practice of this Legislative Body that when  organ-
izations  of  such  noble  aims  and  accomplishments are brought to our
attention, they should be celebrated and recognized by all the  citizens
of this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 10th Anniversary of Gibb Mansion; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Gibb Mansion.

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