The Moore Center recently received a $5,000 grant from the Bishop’s Charitable Assistance Fund for respite funding for families served through The Moore Center’s Family Support Program. The Moore Center serves people with intellectual, developmental and personal challenges by creating opportunities for a good life.
The Moore Center’s Family Support Program provides important services such as financial assistance, resource support, and opportunities for recreational and community outings and events to more than 1,100 families. These families are caregivers to other family members at home who have intellectual or developmental disabilities or acquired brain disorders.
“Clearly, families of dependents with a developmental disability live with enormous stress and challenges above and beyond the day-to-day stresses that average families face. It is essential that they have respite available,” said Moore Center President and CEO Paul S. Boynton. “We are so grateful to the Bishop’s Charitable Assistance Fund for its support and for helping us to make sure these families can take care of basic needs such as grocery shopping, attending doctor’s appointments and school meetings and tending to other dependent family members’ needs.”
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.