Habitat for Humanity Macedonia creates unique program: Improved Homes for Special Needs Families March 13, 2013

US Ambassador in Rasche_resizedHabitat for Humanity Macedonia (HFH Macedonia) believes that a decent home is the first step towards gaining accessibility and social inclusion. In response, HFH Macedonia created a unique program that aims to reconstruct and renovate homes for people with disabilities.

This unique program is supported by US Ambassador Paul Wohlers and Mrs. Mary Jo Wohlers, who have engaged in volunteer activities with HFH Macedonia to renovate homes for special needs families. In the village of Rasche, Ambassador Wohlers led a volunteer team that renovated a home occupied by a special needs family. With the assistance of volunteer teams led by Mrs. Wohlers, a pilot project renovated an assisted living home/community center in the village of Volkovo that serves over 35 individuals with varying degrees of physical and mental disabilities who were previously deinstitutionalized.

In order to continue in assisting people with disabilities, this spring HFH Macedonia will undertake renovation and reconstruction

Mrs. Wohlers in Volkovo_resizedactivities on a house in Demir Kapija, which will serve as an assisted living center for 10 individuals with disabilities that are part of the national deinstitutionalization process and will require adequate living arrangements.  

We encourage you to join us in providing simple, decent and affordable homes for those with special needs who now live in poor conditions.  If you would like more information about this unique program or would like to become involved with HFH Macedonia, please contact Kiril Nestorovski at knestorovski@habitat.org.mk or 070 561 748.

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