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Quality of Life Grants: 2nd Cycle 2008: Caring and Coping

A Helping Hand, Inc.
Durham, NC

This grant will help to support Pre-Health Internships: A Community Model in Service Learning to Heighten Sensitivity of Future Health Care Providers to the Needs of Individuals with Disabilities. This project is a comprehensive model that connects young students with paralyzed and other disabled individuals while simultaneously increasing community awareness and sensitivity to the unique needs of this population. Under the direction of a project manager, college students will: provide respite care; serve as advocates by assisting families in locating and accessing services; and conduct sensitivity training to educate junior high and high school students and the community-at-large about the challenges faced by individuals with disabilities and their families. Grant funds will help to underwrite stipends for students. This grant was funded through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000338).

Visit their website: http://www.ahelpinghand.org/

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