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Gallaudet University Archives
Descriptive SummaryRepository: Gallaudet University Archives Call No.: MSS 90Creator: Title: Collection of the National Health Care Foundation for the Deaf, Inc., 1972-1982Quantity: 0.5 Linear Feet (1 document box) Abstract: Note: This document last updated 2006 January 5.Administrative Information Acquisition Information: Unknown. Processed by: Wei Mui Wong. 1998 November 13.Processing Note: Revised by Thomas Strunk. 2001 August 6.Conditions on Use and Access: This collection is open to the public with no restrictions. Photocopies may be made for scholarly research.
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Historical SketchThe National Health-Care Foundation for the Deaf, a non-profit organization, was established in Washington, D.C. on March 1972 in cooperation with the Saint Elizabeths Hospital. This was established to provide the independent living skills and housing programs for deaf individuals with social and emotional problems.The National Health-Care Foundation for the Deaf bought a new house on Otis Street, hence the name Otis Housing, to assist members with mental health and behavior problems in developing their independent living skills. This house is located at 1203 Otis Street in Northeast part of Washington, D.C. This housing program includes training in independent living skills, social relationship skills, and leisure/recreational skills. In additional, a few group homes such as Community Housing for the Hearing Impaired were added to the program.
Scope and ContentThis collection consists of by-laws, correspondences, letters, lists of board of directors, minutes and miscellaneous of the National Health-Care Foundation for the Deaf organization. A large portion of this collection consists of the minutes of meeting of the board of directors. This organization works with the Saint Elizabeth's Hospital.Series Descriptions and Folder ListsNo Series.
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