Thursday, October 22, 2009

New England Homes for the Deaf in Danvers receives grant

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New England Homes for the Deaf, on Water Street in Danvers, has received a grant of $10,000 from the Verizon Foundation, which will help provide Certified American Sign Language Interpreters and ensure the highest level of communication access for persons who are deaf.

New England Homes for the Deaf is the only organization in the northeast dedicated to serving the residential and health care needs of the elderly Deaf and Deafblind population. It is one of only two such organizations in the United States.

The new grant from the Verizon Foundation will help ensure that deaf, hard of hearing, and late-deafened individuals have access to information, healthcare, safety, education, and opportunities for productivity, independence, and productive living.

NEHD Chairman, Board of Trustees, Thomas Boudrow remarked: “At a time when charitable organizations have experienced cut backs on grant-giving, this generous contribution speaks to the importance of Verizon’s commitment to accessibility. We sincerely thank the Verizon Foundation for its support and look forward to continuing our collaboration in helping people live happier more productive lives.”