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The New Hampshire Association for the Blind received a $2,000 grant from the Bishop’s Charitable Assistance Fund to support its Vision Rehabilitation Therapy Program. This program helps restore the independence of people who are severely visually impaired while reducing their need for community supportive services. The program is provided by certified professionals with an emphasis on daily living skills, safe travel techniques, assistive technology, group services, the use of specialized optical aids and devices, as well as highly specialized teaching and training for blind children.

The Bishop’s Charitable Assistance Fund makes grants to tax-exempt organizations without regard to religious affiliation for projects that help people in New Hampshire meet their basic needs. The fund is operated by volunteer lay men and women who serve as Directors and who make recommendations to the Bishop of Manchester for grants to any organization in New Hampshire whose mission is consistent with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. The Fund raises money through solicitation of individuals, businesses and philanthropic organizations. An annual accounting of funds raised and disbursements is available at www.catholicnh.org/BCAF.

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