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LIFT grant to help students transition into college, workplace

January 2, 2014

Photo by Amy Cherry LIFT staff including, from left to right, Bob Mecca, executive director; Hope Weichman, deputy director; Kelly Hritz, independent living coordinator; Charlie Williams, transition coordinator; Scott Neil, LINK coordinator; and Cindy Feldbauer, finance manager are shown with Neil Parham of Highmark as he presents a grant check to the organization.

Life and Independence for Today (LIFT) recently received a $5,000 grant from Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield for its Peer Based Transition Support Services (PBTSS) program designed to help students with disabilities during life's major transitional phases.
The program uses a mentorship approach which puts students in contact with someone, not in an authoritative role, but with a friend who has already navigated this difficult road themselves.

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