The Whole Person has received a $40,000 Nursing Home Transition grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. The award was one of seven grants totaling $280,000 awarded by the Reeve Foundation to Centers for Independent Living nationwide for nursing home transitions.

This grant program is part of the Quality of Life grants program, conceived by the late Dana Reeve, which has awarded more than 2,900 grants totaling more than $22 million since 1999. Funding for the grants is made available through the Paralysis Resource Center operated by the Reeve Foundation under a cooperative agreement with the Administration for Community Living in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The Whole Person will use the grant to assist eight people with paralysis caused by spinal cord injury, spina bifida, stroke, cerebral palsy, and other causes and conditions to transition out of a nursing home and into the community-based home of their choice. The grant funds will be also be used to alleviate isolation for these eight individuals through a variety of supports.

To learn more about The Whole Person, visit www.TheWholePerson.org or call 816-561-0304.