Committed to helping make the lives of persons with developmental disabilities happier, healthier and more fulfilling
Programs We Offer in the Communities We Serve:
Family Support: The foundation provides support to families living throughout our service area who are caring for a loved one with a developmental disability. Our main focus is to provide durable medical equipment for long term loan such as van lifts, in-home lift systems, orthopedic appliances, communication devices, recreational equipment, wheelchairs, special mattresses, therapeutic exercise equipment for which there are no other funding sources. We provide this equipment so families can stay together, and the individual can live more independently at home, work, school, recreational activities, or while volunteering in the community.
Knights of Columbus/LAMB Foundation Scholarships: Designed to encourage individuals to pursue careers related to serving persons with developmental disabilities in the areas of health and human services. The goal of the scholarship program is to increase the number of Recreational Therapists, Speech Pathologists, Psychologist, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Special Education Teachers, and Physical Therapist, etc., who are serving persons with developmental disabilities. Annually, the foundation awards $1,000 scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in either a two or four-year degree program.
Educational Seminars: One of our main goals is to educate the public about developmental disabilities. New this year, we will be offering four educational seminars on a variety of topics related to developmental disabilities. More information will be posted on our website as seminars are scheduled. If you have ideas on certain topics you would like to see covered in an Educational Seminar, please email Monnie Lunsford or call at 919-581-4187.
Educational Materials: Designed specifically for young women and mothers who have limited educational skills and cognitive abilities. HomeGrown is a two-volume curriculum designed to prepare young women for labor and delivery and help them develop healthy parenting skills to better care for their young children. The Foundation obtained grants to produce these materials.
Scholarships: Through our permanent endowment, we provide scholarships to O’Berry Center Employees or immediate family members who are increasing their educational skills to better serve individuals living with developmental disabilities.
Quality of Life Grants: The Foundation offers grants for creative and innovative projects at O’Berry Center to improve the quality of life for those who live there.