Nightlight Foundation is a non-profit, charitable foundation designed to address life-long living choices that support individuals with autism through affordable housing, continuing education and vocational options within their own community.
Our principle objective is to design, build, acquire and manage residential facilities that will assist adults with autism transition from at-home living into a supported and supervised long-term living environment.
Residents will be afforded the opportunity to live independently, within the care of family-like 24/7 support staff, in a nurturing environment with access to all of the comforts available within a local, vibrant community.
Ultimately, our vision is to provide long-term comfortable, educational, supportive and affordable solutions for the aging autistic population – which today includes approximately 1.5 million Americans, most of whom are currently under the age of 22. Our hope is that our initiative will become a comprehensive and proven model worth duplicating in urban and suburban communities throughout the world.
On June 1, 2016 we purchased Esposito’s Water Ice in Flourtown, PA and changed the name to Nightlight Ice Cream. The ice cream shop generates funds for the Nightlight Foundation and provides vocational opportunities for individuals affected with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
All profits from the ice cream shop go to the Foundation. It’s important to know that every time customers treat themselves at Nightlight Ice Cream, the proceeds help families that are affected with autism.
Our Philadelphia Water Ice is made fresh on-site daily and our premium ice cream is sourced locally from Bassetts in Philly, America’s oldest ice cream company.
We are also very excited to be partnering with the Nexus School in Roslyn, PA (devoted to educating children within the autism spectrum). Students from the Nexus School help to make our water ice and perform other various tasks for the ice cream shop.
Check out a video our friend Mat McCabe made of the students from the Nexus School working at Nightlight Ice Cream
Check our our story in the April 2017 edition of the Chestnut Hill Local newspaper
Check out our story on CBS3 Philly news
Nightlight Foundation Board Members