North Quabbin Citizen Advocacy (NQCA) provides protection and advocacy for vulnerable people by fostering and supporting freely given, one-to-one relationships between people connected to the nine towns of the North Quabbin area. The program focuses on developing relationships for individuals of all ages with developmental disabilities and/or mental impairments and for elders with degenerative conditions which affect their mental capacity. The combination of isolation, impairment, and negative attitudes make people with disabilities more vulnerable to yet more hurtful experiences. In the current climate of reduced government funding for services, this vulnerability is increased..

On Sunday, September 17, Nate Johnson, NQCA’s Executive Director, and Bonnie Frank, Administrative Director, will talk about the work of building community and working towards social justice, and will.share a few stories of lives that have been saved and changed by freely given, voluntary relationships

Dedicated Offerings provide a way for our Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst community to recognize and financially support worthy organizations engaged in projects that reflect our guiding Unitarian-Universalist principles. We hope you will give generously on September 17.