The Wheelchair Foundation is our parent organization and the foundation on which Nevada Wheelchair Foundation operates. Wheelchair Foundation is a nonprofit organization that for over 20 years has been leading an international effort to create awareness of the needs and abilities of people with physical disabilities, to promote the joy of giving, create global friendship, and to deliver a wheelchair to every child, teen, and adult in the world who needs one but cannot afford one. For these people, the Wheelchair Foundation delivers Hope, Mobility, and Independence. To date, Wheelchair Foundation has collectively delivered over 1.2 million wheelchairs to over 150 countries.
The Nevada Wheelchair Foundation is proud to partner with First Person Care Clinic here in the Las Vegas area. From the start years ago when I mention the Wheelchair Foundation to Roxana Valeton the CEO of FPCC she was totally aboard because the clinic serves to uninsured, insured, and to many that are down on their luck during these hard times. FPCC supplies the office space, phones, warehousing, promotions, and much more daily that in itself saves the NWCF monthly cost. Teaming up with other Foundations, businesses, and individuals like FPCC is a blessing in itself.
For more information on FPCC go to their website www.firstpersoncc.org they are a primary care clinic, dental services, the staff is awesome give them a call at 702- 380-8118 for the Henderson clinic call 702- 381-5858.
The NWCF welcomes Puentes Foundation here in Nevada we are teaming up making sure the people that need help in anyway get it. Puentes Foundation partners that include many of the top Foundations in Nevada taking the awareness for the Nevada Wheelchair Foundation to a higher level. Take a look at their website www.puenteslasvegas.org to see all their partners.
Puentes Foundation began as a community outreach intent on providing guidance in locating and accessing fundamental social services. From its origins serving the Latino community, it has quickly broadened to embrace all under-resourced/under-represented populations. Its core programs are centered on Health and Wellness, Education, Employment and Advocacy, delivered through professionals, counselors and volunteers from within the organization as well as from more than 50 Community Partners.
More recently, Puentes has evolved from simply assisting in the delivery of existing social services to becoming an innovator in the development of comprehensive, collaborative and culturally competent health and wellness solutions that seek to provide permanent, sustainable solutions through addressing root social determinants.