Posted: September 5, 2017
The MEDARVA Foundation donated $42,000 to Challenge Discovery Projects, a nonprofit based in Richmond, that is committed to improving the emotional health and well-being of children and their families through programs that promote self-worth and positive, healthy relationships.
This grant from the MEDARVA Foundation directly supports the Parent Child Advocate Program, which provides assistance to hearing-impaired children and their families. This investment funds the employment of Emmett Jones, program coordinator.
“We understand the emotional challenges that families with hearing-impaired children face and the importance of those children having the skills needed to communicate,” said Bruce Kupper, CEO of MEDARVA Healthcare. “Helping others is a big aspect of the MEDARVA culture and what we aim to do with our foundation. In some ways, Dr. Jones is working miracles with these kids and families, so we’re proud to support him and his efforts.”
The Parent Child Advocate Program at Challenge Discovery Projects provides emotional and educational services to families with children who are deaf or hard of hearing. These services include counseling individuals and families, developing American Sign Language skills, and coordinating access to available resources.
“The MEDARVA Foundation is such a strong supporter of Dr. Jones and our organization,” said Dan Niccolucci, Board Chair of Challenge Discovery Projects. “It’s support like this that helps to improve the quality of life of those we serve.”
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