FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
CONTACT: Stephanie Patrick, Executive Director
Disability Rights Center – New Hampshire
(603) 228-0432 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Disability Rights Center – New Hampshire receives grant from the New Hampshire Bar Foundation
Disability Rights Center – New Hampshire (DRC-NH) recently received a $58,750 funding grant from the New Hampshire Bar Foundation’s IOLTA grants program. The grant will be used to support DRC – NH’s work to eliminate barriers for people with disabilities across New Hampshire.
The Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts (IOLTA) program is a partnership between attorneys and the banking community, where interest on certain lawyer trust accounts is paid to the New Hampshire Bar Foundation, resulting in a statewide grant program to promote justice. IOLTA grants fund nonprofit organizations that provide free or reduced-fee civil legal services. More information about the New Hampshire Bar Foundation and the IOLTA grant program can be found at http://www.nhbarfoundation.org/.
“Thank you to the New Hampshire Bar Foundation, attorneys and the banking community. We are very grateful for this support which helps us to help more people with disabilities on issues like special education, access to community-based services and discrimination,” said Stephanie Patrick, executive director of DRC-NH.
The DRC is New Hampshire’s designated Protection and Advocacy system and is dedicated to eliminating barriers existing in New Hampshire to the full and equal enjoyment of civil and other legal rights by people with disabilities. More information about DRC can be found at http://www.drcnh.org.