FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
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) is pleased to announce the receipt of $53,925 in funding from the New Hampshire Bar Foundation’s IOLTA grants program. The grant will support DRC – NH’s legal advocacy for people with disabilities across New Hampshire, including people with developmental disabilities, mental illness, and physical disabilities.
Attorneys and the banking community partner to fund the IOLTA grant program through interest on certain lawyer trust accounts, paid to the New Hampshire Bar Foundation to fund a statewide grant program to promote justice. IOLTA grants fund nonprofit organizations, like DRC-NH, 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 www.nhbar.org/nh-bar-foundation.
“Thank you to the attorneys, banks, and the NH Bar Foundation. This support helps us to assist people with disabilities to access community-based services and fight discrimination,” said Stephanie Patrick, Executive Director of DRC-NH.
DRC-NH 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-NH can be found at http://www.drcnh.org.