At its September meeting, our Board agreed to support Project CARE with a short-term grant to provide program funding. This community collaborative supports adults and youth ages 11 and older with disabilities who have been impacted by or are at risk for violence.
Project CARE’s mission is to transform disability and survivor services into a seamless system, fully meeting the needs of individuals with disabilities who are survivors of domestic or intimate partner violence, stalking, or sexual assault. Project CARE also provides comprehensive trainings to social service providers, law enforcement, healthcare professionals, and others.
The program has been in operation since 2007, but recently experienced a sudden, unexpected loss of funding. They have already identified other funding opportunities, but to continue providing services while they secure alternative funding they need financial assistance to sustain the program in the short-term. Project CARE has been a great partner and advocate for people with disabilities. They employ many self-advocates and all services provided by Project CARE are designed to address the unique needs of survivors with disabilities, promote safety, foster health, and break the cycle of violence.
This is an essential service for our community and Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services is proud to provide the necessary short-term funding to allow this program to continue.