For a number of years, the women of Madre Oliva Association have provided support and encouragement to 20 individuals in Nuevo Mocupe (children and adults) who have developmental disabilities.

This year, Heart-Links is funding a project, run by Madre Oliva, that seeks to provide these individuals and their families with more robust and sustained support and to work with local institutions to overcome barriers to accessing services and to enjoying full participation in the life of their communities.

Madre Oliva will provide medications, food and psychological and life skills counselling and will work with the school and the local health unit to ensure people living with developmental disabilities in their communities receive appropriate attention and do not face discrimination.

Heart-Links is grateful to the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada for their financial support of this project.

Support for persons with developmental disabilities