David Sittser (guitar) leads participants Page Crow and Tommy Preston in a music lesson and worship songs. (Staff photo by Leslie Ann Blake)

Reality Ministries offers class for developmentally disabled

By Leslie Ann Blake UNC Staff Writer the Durham VOICE thedurhamvoice@gmail.com Symoni Patel looks forward to her weekly dose of Reality. Yes, it’s Reality with a capital ‘R’. One of Reality Ministries’ newest programs, Daytime at the RC, is a part of Real Friends, the ministry for people with developmental disabilities. Daytime at the RC offers a range of activities,… Read more →

Derrian Jones and Priscilla Barbee display some of the books available in library outreach services.

Durham County Libraries lend to disabled, prisoners

By Laura Medlin UNC-CH Staff Writer The Durham VOICE thedurhamvoice@gmail.com The Durham County Library is more than just a building; patrons who cannot visit the library due to disability or other reasons can still check out books. Older Adult and Shut-In Service (OASIS) serves “individuals who are unable to visit the library due to age, illness or physical disability,” according… Read more →

Special needs ministry welcomes friendships

By Maggie Bridgforth UNC Co-Editor the Durham VOICE thedurhamvoice@gmail.com The melody of music and laughter fill the gymnasium as people with various disabilities enter and are greeted by volunteers or “buddies” with high-fives. The noise in the room swells as people gather around several long tables, eagerly greeting friends, eating pizza and sharing news from the day. On Tuesday nights, a… Read more →