Ivan Vila has been working in the mental health field in Philadelphia, PA for over 18 years. 2020 was very challenging and he felt that something had to be done to help many families in need. So with the support of family and very close friends, they worked together to create H.U.G.S. (Humanity United 4 Global Support) to help the most vulnerable communities during this pandemic.
HUGS strives to be a model organization, capable of strengthening families of children with disabilities in the physical, mental and spiritual areas, giving parents the information, resources and emotional support, they need to make informed decisions for their children, which contribute to their integral growth and allowing them to be agents of positive change in our society.
We are a nonprofit organization that provides emotional support, information, and education for families who have children with emotional needs, disabilities, or special health care needs. The organization connects families through conferences, trainings, peer support, and a monthly presentation on different topics that help understand and strengthen family relationships.
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