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The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts

Grants Awarded to Seven Hills Foundation

Grants Awarded to Seven Hills Foundation$46,604
Central Massachusetts Respite Project (2007)$46,604
Year:2007Amount: $46,604
Title:Central Massachusetts Respite Project
Grant Type: Activation Fund
The Central Massachusetts Respite Project will begin to create a system for preparing potential caregivers to provide respite for families caring for children with special needs.  A partnership of Seven Hills and Quinsigamond Community College (QCC), this project will train QCC students to provide direct care.  Providing respite services will be part of the students' practicum experience.  It is estimated that there are more than 1500 families in Central Massachusetts who would qualify for respite services.  Initially, six students will be trained and 18 families will be helped.  The plan calls for adding students each year at QCC and other area colleges as well.

Project Director:  Celia Brown, Seven Hills Foundation
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