CP State’s Community Health Outreach Project has made life easier for more than 1,000 people with disabilities this year!
The Community Health Outreach Project, or CHOP, was established in January 2020 to provide financial assistance for the purchase of equipment, services, supplies, and other supports needed by individuals with intellectual, developmental, and other significant disabilities when all other funding opportunities have been exhausted.
The grant, under the administration of CP State’s Cindy Morris, has awarded approximately $680,000 to date.
“It’s been so rewarding to work with our Affiliates and other agencies to make a difference in lives of the people we serve,” said Morris.
The grant changes peoples’ lives in small and large ways.
Small awards of less than $1,000 have been made to purchase items like walkers, hearing aids, dental services, eye care, and shower chairs for individuals. Larger awards have been granted to agencies to purchase mechanical lifts, Parker tubs, Carendo shower chairs, therapy equipment, and iPads for telehealth services.
Currently, grant eligibility is limited to Albany, Columbia, Delaware, Fulton, Greene, Herkimer, Montgomery, Otsego, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, and Washington counties, but CP State is hoping to expand that area in 2021.