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MovingWithHOPE (MWH) would like to announce that it has absorbed all the operational, equipment , service and program property of LifeDesigns ReAbility Center (LDRC). LDRC has closed all operations as of 1/23/2024. This decision was made by tad and joanne duni, who founded LDRC in 1984. this has made the mwh operations more streamline and efficient. There will be no change in any services or programs.  They also thought it fitting to close ldrc on its 40th anniversary.  if you have any questions, please call 203-513-8424.


Moving With Hope: Who We Are

We are an innovative adaptive fitness, rehabilitation, and learning center based in Shelton, Connecticut. Moving With Hope provides essential rehab, exercise, and skills training to people living with moderate to severe physical disabilities. When physical therapy or occupational therapy ends, we begin! We specialize in restoring all activities of daily living to include bathing or showering, dressing, getting in and out of bed or a chair, walking, using the toilet, and eating. In addition, we assist with relearning new and better ways for your favorite recreational activities, as well as, cooking, cleaning, laundry, and cognitive function.

Our services and support are available year-round and are deeply discounted to be affordable to all. Moving With Hope is the only organization in the USA that offers this level of support.

We Are The Physical Rehabilitation Center With Lots of Heart

Moving With Hope Serves Our Communities

Many persons with mobility challenges struggle to find the finances needed for their care. However, Moving With Hope is a nonprofit organization that helps our low-income clients get the best healthcare for their needs.

When you choose Moving With Hope, you join a warm and caring community. You can expect us to:

  • Provide highly trained rehabilitation specialists for your sessions.
  • Make you feel comfortable and at ease with your plan of care and recovery.
  • Utilize the latest methodology and technology during your care.
  • Promote your timely and effective recovery.
  • Return you to your optimal physical capacity. 
  • Offer convenient appointments at our physical rehabilitation clinic.

The MWH Difference

A Continuum of Care

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Year-Round.  Deeply Affordable. 


Moving With Hope:

The Physical Rehabilitation Clinic That’s Changing Lives Throughout Fairfield And New Haven County, CT

COVID Protocol

Physical injuries and mobility loss from accidents, stroke, spinal cord injury, Parkinson's, MS, and TBI impact hundreds of people in America everyday. Many times our loved ones are left with increased dizziness, pain, fear of falling and weakness. Your entire family may feel as though there is no hope for your loved-one returning to the life they once lived. YOU ARE NOT ALONE! Know that there is HOPE.

Moving With Hope is the physical rehabilitation clinic that works tirelessly to get you or your loved-one moving again. We seek to get our clients back to feeling their best and regaining health and independence. We are committed to our mission of empowering survivors, strengthening communities, and giving hope.

CDC guidelines have changed; however, due to increased activity of the COVID-19 variant throughout the country, anyone using our facility must be fully vaccinated. Vaccinated guests, at their own discretion, may choose to not wear a mask. Please bring your vaccination documentation with you.

“MWH has changed everything for me. I’m stronger now, and just passed my nursing refresher courses. I’ll be back working part time as a telenurse next summer, but I’ll always be Moving With H.O.P.E.”

- Mary, Moving With H.O.P.E. since 2017

“All the staff [at Moving With H.O.P.E.] are good people, and work their hardest to help me have a better life.”

- Owen, Moving With H.O.P.E. since 2015

"I thoroughly enjoyed working with the clients at MWH. The experience allowed me to see how determination, commitment, and a great support group can make a positive impact on the client’s recovery."

- Barbara Levy, OTR/L., NDT. Practicing Neurological Rehabilitation 45+ Years

“Thanks for the fabulous help you are giving to our dear friend Andrew and everyone at your center. You are a blessing to your many clients, their families, and friends. We are cheering for Andrew to regain his many abilities and talents.”

- Elie and Mike, friends of Andrew, Moving With H.O.P.E. since 2018

Stories of H.O.P.E.

Moving With Hope is the physical rehabilitation center that’s changing lives

"MWH has answered one of my prayers."

-Keita, fall survivor, Moving With H.O.P.E. since 2018

Keita lost 14 years of her life looking for affordable rehab. A month after her accident, Keita’s therapy benefits dropped dramatically. Years later, she moved to Florida for a clinical research trial. She saw some progress, but the cost of living was too high and transportation was difficult, so Keita returned to Bridgeport to be with her family. She had little to no rehab for nearly a decade. 

Keita found MWH in 2018. “I want to stand, fall in love, have my own house, and live a happy, normal life,” she says. “MWH is helping me reach these goals. They are one of the best nonprofits going.” Learn More >>

Moving With Hope: Providing Mobility and Independence for All

We are more than a physical rehabilitation clinic. Moving With Hope is a community that’s devoted to helping you feel your best and regain your independence. We understand the challenges that accompany mobility loss and we use the best equipment and procedures suitable for your case. 

Do you need help with your physical rehabilitation? Contact us today to discuss how we can assist you. 

Would you like to contribute to Moving With Hope? You can contact us to arrange the details of your generous donation. 

Would you like to volunteer? Click here to learn about ways to volunteer and sign up.

Let’s work together to empower survivors, strengthen communities, and give hope.

Interested in getting Started?

Step 1: Schedule a tour: Contact David or Mindy at 203-513-8424.

  1. Email:
  2. Phone: 203-513-8424


Download and complete these forms.

Physician's Clearance Form

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Medical History


Step 3: Email or deliver the completed forms to:

Step 4: You will be contacted by David or Mindy to schedule an evaluation.

All program services are pre-billed at the beginning of each service month.