Jun. 01, 2016

Friends of JCDS, Inc awarded grant from Kansas Health Foundation



Wednesday, June 1, 2016


Friends of JCDS Press Contact
913-826-2270, Janel Bowers, Director of Development janel@friendsofjcds.com




 Johnson County, KS—Friends of Johnson County Developmental Supports, Inc. is pleased to announce that they are recipients of a $23,200 grant from Kansas Health Foundation, Wichita, KS. These funds will support improved health outcomes for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities that are served by Johnson County Developmental Supports.

Friends of JCDS’s project focuses on ensuring access to exercise and healthy recreational activities to improve mobility, reduce obesity, as well as ensuring access to education, therapies, and activities that increase overall health.

“We are more than excited to partner with Kansas Health Foundation on this grant that will allow us to provide this much need opportunity to individuals served. Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities often suffer from obesity, poor dental hygiene, and a myriad of health issues. They also have the greatest lack of access to proper nutrition, dental care, therapeutic treatments and support with healthy lifestyle education, often due to lack of income and poverty. This funding will help to make a HUGE difference in their lives” Mike Hughes, Board Chair, Friends of JCDS, Inc.

The Kansas Health Foundation awards annual grant through competitive application and review process.

“The Kansas Health Foundation is a philanthropy dedicated to improving the health of all Kansans. For more information about the Kansas Health Foundation, visit www.kansashealth.org.”

Friends of JCDS, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing additional resources for critical unfunded needs for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities that receive supports from Johnson County Developmental Supports. Friends is often the only resource available to individuals supported and works hard to identify needs not only for the individual but also to be proactive regarding future needs for services and supports for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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