Monday, October 12, 2009

Story of Success: TRACE-VITAS Hospice Partnership

Communities experience long-term benefits when volunteers with disabilities are regularly included. Partnerships between volunteer programs and disability organizations can create stable recruitment pipelines that form the basis of this transformation. But how do two partners go from meeting to marriage? The district Transition Resources for Adult Community Education (TRACE) program prepares high school students with disabilities for independence. For more than three years, TRACE students have volunteered weekly at VITAS Innovative Hospice Care. An interview between members of the hospice, and TRACE staff and students was recently featured on the Tarjan Center at UCLA Service Inclusion Project website. Read the interview Adobe PDF. For more information, please contact TRACE Principal Bob Morris at (619) 574-1073, ext. 2102, or

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