Established by Jan and Larry Boutelle, the Abilities Fund for Social Enrichment provides participants with intellectual disabilities a wide range of experiences from camping and attending plays to cheering at ball games and viewing art exhibits.
The Boutelles’ son Than, is a gifted photographer and artist. He also used the services of Passages. It was the organization’s unique art program that helped to unveil and elevate Than’s creative abilities. The empowerment that comes from being able to embrace new experiences and learn new skills is what inspired the Boutelles’ generous gift.