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"Building Independence for the Mentally Disabled"

Assisi House in Small Business Insights Magazine

Assisi House was featured in the March 2010 edition of Small Business Insights Magazine. Small Business Insights Magazine is the local interests section of the Virginian Pilot for the Virginia Beach area.

Assisi House Takes Care of The Mentally Challenged

Assisi House in Small Business Insights Magazine How we care for the most vulnerable among us is the measure of our society.” Using this criteria, Denise Brown and Carine McCandless do not give the people of Virginia very high marks, especially when it comes to caring for their neighbors with mild to moderate mental challenges. “It’s not because we’re not a caring people, it’s because we don’t understand what is and isn’t being done,” explains Denise. “People assume that their tax dollars are taking care of the issue. They’re not!”

Virginia ranks nearly last (48th) among states in providing funding for this extremely vulnerable segment Read more…

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