House of Wheels – Promoting the Relationship Between Counsellor and Trainee During the Coronavirus Crisis

A second home for people with physical disabilities providing tools for an independent and meaningful life. The organization supports individuals from the age of 9 and through adolescence and adulthood, by a variety of programs and activities that teach responsibility, leadership, and initiative, with the aim of enabling its participants to develop social skills, engage in interpersonal interactions, and to actively partake in social and civic pursuits.

Strategic Philanthropy Project of the Menomadin Foundation: House of Wheels organization, promoting the relationship between counsellors and trainees during COVID-19 crisis.

Strategic Philanthropy Project of the Menomadin Foundation: House of Wheels organization, promoting the relationship between counsellors and trainees during COVID-19 crisis.

The Challenge

The ongoing Coronavirus crisis has significantly impacted populations with special needs and physical disabilities, causing thousands to self-isolate in their homes, unable to attend their regular activities and programs in their “second homes.” Despite the family care offered to children at their home, the detachment from their counselors and professional staff has worsened the situation of young people with disabilities. What’s more, the challenge of using ordinary, non-accessible phones and computers has made it increasingly difficult to communicate remotely.

The Opportunity

The Menomadin Foundation is supporting the organization’s ongoing activities and has provided its members with dozens of accessible tablets, optimized for use by people with disabilities. The tablets enable the members to remotely connect with the organization and participate in its activities, a significant source of support during this complex period. The activities include meetings with mentors, professional training, leisure activities and more

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