Wheaton, Illinois (PRWEB) September 23, 2013
The Coleman Foundation recently awarded a $200,000 grant to Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital of Wheaton, Illinois, to support the creation of the Marianjoy Assistive Rehabilitation Technology Institute.
The grant includes a challenge that will match dollar for dollar up to $100,000 in contributions received by Marianjoy through the end of the year. “We are grateful to the Coleman Foundation for their vision and providing Marianjoy with this unique opportunity.” explains Kathleen Yosko, Marianjoy President and CEO. “We are reaching out for community support to maximize this grant and create awareness about the exciting transformations taking place at Marianjoy.”
Expansion of the Institute will centralize the resources of three centers: the Assistive Communication and Daily Living Center, the Driver Rehabilitation Center, and AbilityLinks, Marianjoy’s award-winning job opportunity website for individuals with disabilities. Through the Institute, individuals with disabilities will benefit from adaptive devices that include therapeutic interventions to improve independence and the opportunity for education, training, and employment. To learn more about Assistive Rehabilitation Technology at Marianjoy or to make a contribution that will be matched, visit http://www.marianjoy.org.
About the Coleman Foundation
The Coleman Foundation is a private, independent grantmaking foundation established in Illinois in 1951. The Foundation supports educational institutions offering entrepreneurship education, organizations providing cancer treatment, education and support, and agencies providing services for individuals with developmental disabilities only in the Chicago Metropolitan area - its primary geographical focus.
About Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital
Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital is a nonprofit teaching hospital in Wheaton, Illinois, dedicated to the delivery of physical medicine and rehabilitation programs including stroke, neuromuscular, orthopedic, brain injury, spinal cord injury, and pediatrics. Marianjoy’s state-of-the-art, 128 private room replacement hospital is designed to provide rehabilitative care in a naturally holistic setting. Founded in 1972, Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital maintains an extensive network of inpatient, subacute, and outpatient sites and physician clinics throughout the Chicago area. Marianjoy is a member of Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare. To learn more, visit http://www.marianjoy.org.