Grant Agreement Signed to Fund Launch of Service Center for Supporting Families of Children and Persons with Developmental Disabilities in Trebinje

IMG 3568USAID’s Marginalized Populations Support Activity signed a grant agreement with the Association of Parents, Children and Youth With Special Needs “Sunce nam je zajedničko” from Trebinje. This grant agreement will allow the Association to open a Service Center for families of children and persons with developmental disabilities from Trebinje and the surrounding area.

The Center will provide users with free stay with access to services of psychologists, special education experts and educators, creative and inclusive workshops, and families of children and persons with developmental disabilities will be provided with legal aid, psychological counseling and help in crisis situations.

“USAID’s Marginalized Populations Support Activity has so far supported the founding of six Service Centers in BiH: in Foča, Banja Luka, Zenica, Zavidovići and two in Sarajevo. The Center in Trebinje is the 7th Service Center for supporting families of children and persons with disabilities in BiH”, - said Jasmin Bešić, Chief of Party of USAID’s Marginalized Populations Support Activity.

The grant agreement was signed for a period of 8 months, for the amount of 82,500 BAM.

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“Signing this agreement will allow our Association to provide a new set of services in the form of a Service Center, which is extremely important to us, and it’s also important to note that the services will be completely free-of-charge and intended for the whole family”, says Vesna Miljanović, Executive Director of the Association. 

The Association in Trebinje works with over 100 families with a child or person with disabilities.  This Association also manages the Day Center for Children and Persons with Disabilities in Trebinje.

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