USAID Launches Quang Tri Province’s First Transition House

Friday, March 6, 2020

Very often, there is a disconnect between hospital treatment for persons with disabilities and home-based service/follow-up. As a result, persons with disabilities face significant challenges in developing independent daily living skills. To address this, on February 28, USAID launched a Transition House in Quang Tri province. The transition house will help persons with disabilities practice their daily living functions (such as moving, dressing, eating, etc.) so that they can fully integrate themselves into society and lead an independent life. It is designed to help them adapt after hospitalized treatment and before returning home. In December 2019, USAID’s Raising Voices, Creating Opportunities activity launched Vietnam’s first transition house for persons with disabilities in Thua Thien-Hue province and is currently replicating this model in Quang Nam and Quang Tri provinces.

So What? The establishment of transition houses for persons with disabilities is another example of USAID’s commitment to supporting improved accessibility, inclusion, and rehabilitation services for persons with disabilities in Vietnam so that they have the opportunity to fully participate in society and have a better quality of life.

Last updated: May 22, 2020

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