These are unprecedented times we are living through.
For children born with motor impairments whose therapies have been suspended, they risk falling behind in their development. Parents struggling with the realities of raising a child with complex physical disabilities feel more alone, as they cope with the crisis while protecting their child’s physical and mental health.
For seniors who are blind or visually impaired, safety in the home is a major concern. Getting around their homes, cooking, reading the directions on their medication, and keeping themselves occupied is a challenge.
For the Deaf and hard of hearing, a breakdown in their hearing aid or cochlear implant can cut off their access to sound and the world around them.
To help these people at their most vulnerable, the Habilitas Foundation has created the COVID-19 Emergency Fund. This special fund will help provide the tools for rehabilitation professionals to maintain therapies and break down the barriers of loneliness which are exceptionally challenging right now.