Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest has received a $5,200 Quality of Life grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. The award goes to agencies providing more opportunities and access for individuals living with paralysis, their families, and caregivers. Created by the late Dana Reeve, the program has awarded 2,307 grants totaling over $17 million since 1999.
JVS used the grant to purchase four on-demand power tables, providing more comfortable positions to individuals using wheelchairs when eating and socializing in the JVS Sunrise Cafe or working in the JVS Skill Development Center in East Orange.
Caren Ford, interim JVS co-executive director, said, “This is the fourth grant that JVS has received from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. Receiving support and validation of our services from such a prestigious organization is truly an honor.”
“Each organization selected for a grant provides a stellar curriculum or service that empowers, educates, and reinvigorates people living with paralysis,” said Niketa Sheth, the foundation’s senior vice president for quality of life. “We are proud to raise awareness and fund these pioneering programs that aim to improve the freedom and well-being of our community.”