ERIC Number: ED336916
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Anything's Possible: Project RESCUE Helping Dreams Become Reality in Inner-City Atlanta.
This case study describes Project RESCUE (Refer, Evaluate, Support, Coordinate, Uncover, and Educate), an agency providing support to children and adults with developmental disabilities in Fulton and DeKalb counties in and around Atlanta, Georgia. Project RESCUE's mission is to assist people in four areas: (1) to identify and obtain community resources; (2) to become as self-sufficient as possible; (3) to minimize exploitation; and (4) to experience meaningful community participation. Services provided include in-home assistance; service coordination; assistance in obtaining housing, clothing, food, and furniture; transportation; support in job or recreation settings; counseling; and support groups. The case study describes administration and funding; staff roles and staff training; ongoing support and assistance; and agency issues and challenges, including values issues, issues of race and oppression, poverty issues, women's issues, and service system issues. Anecdotal reports are included about some of the individuals and families that Project RESCUE has assisted. (JDD)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Citizen Participation, Community Programs, Daily Living Skills, Developmental Disabilities, Normalization (Handicapped), Program Implementation, Rehabilitation Programs, Social Integration, Social Services
Syracuse University, Center on Human Policy, 200 Huntington Hall, Syracuse, NY 13244-2340 ($2.30).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY. Center on Human Policy.
Identifiers: Georgia (Atlanta); Georgia (DeKalb County); Georgia (Fulton County); Project RESCUE GA