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List of HSC Foundation Partners

There are many HSC Foundation partners who are interested in supporting you as you move to your next step, whether it be a new job, more training, or college.

These organizations offer support in many ways. Many provide support to help you advocate for an accommodation, locate internship opportunities, assist in getting you job ready, or help guide you to transitioning to an adult health care provider. Some, like the Life Enrichment Awards Program (LEAP) partners, provide equipment and services to help make life easier. Learn more about the LEAP program.

Provides services to foster health and well-being in the home, school and community, including early childhood services, family support services, parental education services, and counseling and therapy services to residents of Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. 

Support to distribute goods and services to transitioning youth through the LEAP grant program. 

Contact: Heidi Graff

George Mason University offers more than 100 degree programs, including many innovative interdisciplinary programs that allow students to design personalized courses of study with faculty guidance. The Mason LIFE (Learning into Future Environments) Program is a supportive academic university experience offering a four year curriculum of study to post-secondary students, 18 to 23 years of age, with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

Support to distribute goods and services to transitioning youth through the LEAP grant program. 

A leadership development organization that builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. 

A nonprofit workforce development organization that educates, trains, employs and places people with disadvantages and disabilities, creating a stronger workforce and more vital community. 

Support for the Career Navigation Training Program, which provides unemployed adults with disabilities with job readiness instruction, wraparound supportive services, and job placement services. 

Community-based care management network coordinating health, long-term care, and social support services for members that include individualized care coordination, behavioral health services, outreach programs and respite care for Supplemental Security Income-eligible youth and young adults in Washington, DC. HSCSN is a subsidiary of The HSC Foundation. 

Support through the Therapeutic Recreation Fund for the Youth Athletic Program, designed to create opportunities where children and young adults with disabilities can participate in physical activities that encourage healthy lifestyles and the development of successful life skills. Support to distribute goods and services to transitioning youth through the LEAP grant program. 

A home health organization located and licensed in the District of Columbia that provides home care services to infants, children and young adults with complex medical conditions and disabilities. HSC Home Care also operates as a residential service agency in Maryland, HSC Health & Residential Services, and provides focused care services in the home and in residential settings, such as skilled nursing care inclusive of well mom and baby visits and auxiliary services from certified nursing assistants and home health and personal care aides (license R3528). HSC Home Care, LLC is a subsidiary of The HSC Foundation.

Builds the capacity of individuals, organizations, systems and communities to work together to prepare all children and youth for post-secondary education, careers, and citizenship. 

Contact: Amy Alvord

Provides crucial, early intervention educational and therapeutic services to young people who are “at-risk” for normal development and, by extension, to their families and the institutions that serve them. Also offers student assessments, ongoing consultation, program development and professional education to support young people who present with a wide array of developmental disabilities including autism spectrum disorders. 

Support for the Project SEARCH program, a nationally recognized, one-year transition-to-work training program that provides employment and educational opportunities to young adults with disabilities who are preparing to leave school for the adult world of employment. 

Contact: Amy Alvord

A non-sectarian, non-public special education day school with an integrated approach to learning that includes educational programs and therapeutic services for more than 200 students, ages four through 21, whose disabilities include developmental delays, speech/language deficits, learning disabilities, health impairment, and autism/PDD. 

Support to distribute goods and services to transitioning youth through the LEAP grant program. 

Contact: Jeremy Crisp

Specializes in providing best practices training for community-based organizations committed to including children with and without disabilities into their recreational, child development and youth development programs. 

Empowers a diverse population of underserved youth to achieve a successful transition to adulthood, through multi-cultural, comprehensive and innovative programs that address social, academic and career needs. 

Support to distribute goods and services to transitioning youth through the LEAP grant program. 

Assists, supports and empowers people with disabilities to achieve employment, independence, and integration in the workplace and in the community. Linden provides a variety of labor-intensive services to meet both regional and national needs and employs almost 300 people with disabilities each year who want to learn job skills, become employed, and live as independently as possible. 

Support to distribute goods and services to transitioning youth through the LEAP grant program. 

Contact: Shelby Hill

Established by the Marriott Foundation to develop and support mutually beneficial job placements to meet the workforce needs of local employers and the vocational goals of young people with disabilities. 

Support for a video campaign around the importance of “work early, work often,” in conjunction with the Youth Transitions Collaborative’s Career Preparation and Management Working Group. 

Contact: Kevin Webb

Helps young people with disabilities maximize their potential and participate in society. Provides national grants to projects and organizations throughout the United States that are focused on the full inclusion of young people with disabilities in society, giving preference to areas where Mitsubishi Electric facilities are located. 

Contact: Karla Nabors

Montgomery College is a multi-campus institution that serves nearly 60,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 100 areas of study. The Graduate Transition Program is custom-tailored to help developmentally disabled students transition to greater independent living through developmentally appropriate educational employment training and life-skill services. 

Support to distribute goods and services to transitioning youth through the LEAP grant program. 

Devoted to education, research, policy analysis and technical assistance in support of improved health outcomes for adolescents and the infrastructure changes needed to achieve them. 

NCD is an independent federal agency charged with advising the President, Congress, and other federal agencies regarding policies, programs, practices, and procedures that affect people with disabilities. NCD is comprised of a team of Presidential and Congressional appointees, an Executive Director appointed by the Chairman, and eleven, full-time professional staff. Under the Memorandum of Understanding, NCD and the Youth Transitions Collaborative focus on youth transition issues with a specific interest in raising awareness around the issues faced by students of color with disabilities. Outcomes: Sponsored a forum on the School-To-Prison Pipeline issue in October of 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. NCD will develop a final report on this forum.

As a membership organization, NCIL advances independent living and the rights of people with disabilities through consumer-driven advocacy. Members include centers for independent living, statewide independent living councils, and other organizations and individuals that advocate for the rights of people with disabilities. 

Support for a Youth Transitions Fellowship, a paid fellowship position working closely with the Greater Washington Internship Coalition and the Youth Transitions Collaborative. Support for “Owning Our Stories,” a workshop and community event for youth with disabilities to learn how to apply self-empowerment tools to the job application process and improve workplace transitions.

Dedicated to improving and enhancing the healthcare of the underserved by developing and supporting innovative programs that can become independently viable, provide systemic solutions to gaps in healthcare access and delivery, and have the potential to be replicated nationally. 

Support for joint fund development for the Youth Transitions Collaborative. 

Empowers children and young adults with chronic medical conditions and disabilities, and their families, to obtain quality health care by building on the unique perspectives of physician-parents.