Thursday, May 04, 2006

Helping Hands

The Epilepsy Foundation of New Jersey has a volunteer program called Helping Hands. It is an intergenerational program designed to provide families with social and emotional support, as well as much needed respite from the responsibilities of caring for a child with special needs.

The program targets children ranging in age from birth to 12 years who live in the Ocean County area. Senior volunteers (55+) will be recruited to form trusting and caring relationships with children with special needs and their families. Volunteers will share their experience and insight with families to help provide relief from stress and fellings of being overwhelmed by caring for children with special needs. Volunteers will reveive ongoing support and supervision and will also receive a stipend of $10.00 per visit.

For more information, contact:
Marge Nikodem, Helping Hands Coordinator Ocean and Monmouth Counties
Enza Jacobowitz, Helping Hands Coordinator Middlesex County
35 Beaverson Blvd., Suite 8A, Brick, NJ 08723

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