Disaster Assistance Fund to Aid Haitians

Hospice workers, as well as health care institutions treating children disabled by the Jan. 13 earthquake that devastated Haiti, will receive more than $20,000 that the NASW Foundation received through its Social Work Disaster Assistance Fund following the earthquake.

The NASW Foundation is partnering with the National Hospice Foundation in supporting Holy Angels Hospice in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Deschapelles, Haiti, and Boston-based Partners In Health. All three organizations had staff, including social workers, in Haiti to provide palliative and end-of-life care to severely injured victims of the 7.0-magnitude earthquake.

The NASW Foundation also is partnering with Physicians for Peace to provide prosthetics to children injured in the earthquake whose limbs were amputated.

“The NASW Foundation is most grateful to the many hundreds of generous donors,” said Robert Carter Arnold, director of the NASW Foundation. “We look forward to providing direct aid to those affected by the earthquake and aftermath in Haiti as they rebuild their communities and their lives.”