Heroes 2020: Gayle Metzger

Mobile Life Support Services
Founder Gayle Metzger
Donates Property to
Access: Supports for Living

Access: Supports for Living Inc., one of the Hudson Valley’s largest non-profit human services providers, has received a property donation from Gayle Metzger, owner and founder of Mobile Life Support Services.  The 15.4-acre parcel of vacant land is located in the Town of Hamptonburgh, on the Maybrook border, in Orange County, New York.

“Gayle and her team at Mobile Life are valuable community partners,” said Ronald Colavito, President and Chief Executive Officer of Access.  “Knowing Gayle, we’re not surprised by her generosity, but we are extremely grateful and look forward to exploring potential uses for the property in the near future.”

“After nearly two decades of owning this property, I wanted to do something special with it for the community and knew that donating the land was the right thing to do,” said Metzger. “It was important that the land be donated to a non-profit organization, and I feel passionately about providing services and opportunities for the differently-abled members of our community to live as fully and independently as possible. I know that, through this donation, Access: Supports for Living will be able to continue carrying out its mission and helping more children in our community.”

Access: Supports for Living was founded in 1963 by a group of families who believed in a bright, positive future for their children with disabilities. Today, Access is mission-driven to help people live the healthiest and fullest lives possible and supports more than 10,000 people each year through services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental health and substance use concerns, and children and families with a range of needs. Access summarizes its worldview in four words: Rewarding Lives, Healthy Communities. For more information, visit the website: www.accesssupports.org or call 1-888-750-2266.

About Mobile Life:
Mobile Life Support Services, Inc. is a New York State Certified Advanced Life Support paramedic ambulance company that provides emergency services to communities and healthcare facilities throughout the Hudson Valley Region of New York State, including the counties of Dutchess, Orange, Rockland, Ulster, and Westchester.