NDAD announces 3 Faye Gibbens Memorial Grant recipients

Posted: May 18 2021
NDAD has awarded a record three simultaneous $5,000 Faye Gibbens Memorial Grants for health, welfare, social service or educational projects serving at-risk populations.

The recipients:
  • The Arc Creations Program, Dickinson, N.D., for installation of a painting booth and outside ventilation in its sanding room to allow training and work on projects by individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities, or both, that is not dependent on weather. Website: arcdickinson.org.
  • Connect Medical Clinic, Dickinson, an organization of Badlands Hope, for a cargo trailer, contact and informational wrapping and patient intake remodeling and repairs. The trailer will be used for storage of program supplies and as a mobile unit to help provide outreach and education supporting evidence-based, accessible sexual health education for at-risk individuals. Website: connectmedicalclinic.com.
  • UND Northern Prairie Community Clinic’s Performance And Recovery In Stroke (PA.R.I.S.) conversation/literary support groups for a classroom duel FM and Wi-Fi assistive listening system, books, yearly audible subscription and semester fees for clients with an aphasia diagnosis, age-related hearing complications, or both. Website: und.edu/npcc/.
The grant is named for Faye Gibbens, who died in early 2014 at age 70. She was NDAD’s co-founder and longtime client program services leader. Her husband of 49 years, co-founder and board president Ron Gibbens, died May 2.

Congratulations to these grant recipients. Thanks to all the agencies and organizations that applied for grants this year.

Watch for more information soon about these grant recipients on NDAD.org and its social media pages.

Dean Knutson
Dean Knutson performs volunteer respite care visits in East Grand Forks, Minn., on behalf of Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota. The Grand Forks resident likes the fit, for several reasons. “I’ve been told I can talk,” he said, smiling. He says he’s a good listener, too – a key component of respite service. Knutson ...
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