WHAS Crusade helps with funding to create new spaces for area children

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by Melissa Swan

WHAS11.com

Posted on May 29, 2012 at 2:45 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 29 at 3:05 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) - - In its 59 years The WHAS Crusade for Children formed partnerships throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana helping three generations of children with special needs.

One of those partnerships started in 1959.

New renovation and demolition took about six months to rip through many walls and create new spaces at The Kids Center for Pediatric Therapies.

The center took a group of rooms which were not connected and created the adapted daily living suite, which they call the ADL.

The goal of the center is to develop the children into independent full functioning members of society.

The new life skills area includes amenities such as a kitchen, living room and bathroom so the children learn basic everyday living. To help with this effort The WHAS Crusade for Children is funding part of the salaries for the therapists as well as providing funding for the equipment.

With the funding and help of many volunteers the center will be able to help over 20 children this year through the social skills program.

Not only does the group approach teach life skills but is also provides children an environment to learn skills like sharing, patience and teamwork.

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