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Supportive Care History
Mennonites developed the "Supportive Care Model" in the 1980's as a
congregationally based care plan for persons who are disabled or
dependent. The resulting booklet, Supportive Care in the Congregation by
Dean A. Preheim-Bartel and Aldred H. Neufeldt is well known and appreciated
in religious disabilities advocacy circles across North
See the Supportive Care Essentials page for an overview of the booklet and model.
Resources developed for that workshop are available on this site.
What Happens After We're Gone? Estate and Life Planning for Families in which a Dependent Member Has a Disability or Mental Illness. By Duane Ruth Heffelbower. A classic booklet, originally published in the 1980s by Mennonite
Central Committee Department of Developmental Disabilities. 2nd edition
printed in 1996 by MMA is now
out of print.
Watch for a new revised and updated version in July 2011!