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Charity Hopping Around the World!

Thursday, March 29, 2012
For this post I am highlighting Mercy Home for Children.  Mercy Home has been in operation for 150+ years, helping children with developmental disabilities to live their lives to the fullest and achieve their dreams. They even care for the children in adulthood, assisting them to care facilities specialized to their individual needs.  The agency truly cares for its children and posts both child through adult pictures with pride on their site.  They have a variety of programs the children can take part in and enjoy.  To make a donate, go to this page

Here are a few services offered.

Residential Services
If you were to step inside a residence, you would see that people are enjoying life. Supported and guided by dedicated staff, each person we serve has opportunities to master the skills needed to become more independent. For some, mastery means learning to choose clothes, cut with a knife, or make a sandwich to take to Day Program. For others, mastery is more about learning how to make friends and join a local volunteer organization to get to know their neighbors. If life is about choices, then living at Mercy Home is all about choosing among healthy, life-giving and interesting activities.

Programs: What is Medicaid Service Coordination?

What is MSC?

Medicaid Service Coordination (MSC) assists persons with developmental disabilities in accessing the services and supports needed to achieve their unique goals and desires. This program is sponsored by the NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD, formerly OMRDD). The MSC program uses a person-centered planning model to develop an Individualized Service Plan (ISP) that is amended as the person’s needs and dreams change. Mercy Home has qualified Medicaid Service Coordinators available who would to like work with you and your family.

Who is eligible?

Any person diagnosed with a developmental disability, prior to age 21, as defined by the New York State OPWDD, and presently enrolled in Medicaid is eligible to apply.

The Rhythmic Arts Project

Founded in 1997 by Eddie Tuduri, the Rhythmic Arts Project (TRAP) is an educational program for people with disabilities. Employing drums and percussion, the program teaches and enhances basic life skills such as: maintaining focus, using memory, taking turns, developing leadership, using numbers and prepositional concepts, following instructions, and modeling. Teaching occurs in an environment that is fun so participants develop improved confidence and a more positive self image.
To find out more about TRAP go to:

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  1. That is a great charity to highlight. I volunteer at a similar center in my area. I love working with people who have disabilities helping them become more independent.

    Thanks for participating in the hop and for the giveaway opportunity.