Independence Now, an organization that assists people with disabilities to live more independent lives, has been awarded a Quality of Life grant in the amount of $13,628 from the Christopher Reeve Foundation.
Independence Now plans to use the grant to reach out to younger people with disabilities living in nursing facilities in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties or who are interested in moving into the community. Through regular visits by peer mentors, Independence Now plans to provide information, resources referrals, and social support to younger residents while they await community housing.
Awarded twice annually, the CRF has given out a total of $850,439 in Quality of Life grants to 139 non profit organizations around the world. This cycle of grants is the first awarded since the passing of Dana Reeve, the program’s founder. The Christopher Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury through the funding of research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis.
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