Humanim Receives Howard County Rise to the Challenge Grant

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Humanim was honored to receive a Rise to the Challenge grant from Howard County Executive Calvin Ball yesterday! This funding will allow us to pivot our services as we face the current public health crisis while continuing to serve individuals in our community.

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Humanim’s Interim President & CEO, Cindy Plavier-Truitt, shared: “COVID-19 has been a trigger for stress, fear, anxiety, and feelings of vulnerability. For individuals who live with disabilities, we know the detriments of pandemic related stressors and isolation can be even worse. With the generous support from the Howard County Rise To The Challenge Fund, Humanim will continue to pivot our service delivery model increasing access to and use of technology for Howard County residents we serve and their families. We greatly appreciate the innovative thinking of our County Executive and his team for supporting new human service models in this era of social distancing and virtual learning.”

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We also want to extend our congratulations to the other 39 Howard County nonprofits who were fellow recipients of the Rise to the Challenge grants!

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Read the press release at