There’s a lot of ground to cover
In addition to being the largest minority group in the United States, people with disabilities continue to face endless barriers in the areas of housing, transportation, employment, and education.
of households at the federal poverty level in Allen County include one or more people with disabilities, but regulations for accessibility are minimal in federally-funded housing.
1 in 4
people with disabilities report never leaving their homes because of lack of accessible, affordable, and adequate transportation.
of people with disabilities are not employed, and in Indiana only 23.8% of those who are working are employed full-time. For minorities with disabilities, the jobless rate is almost 150% greater than their white peers.
higher rate of high school incompletion among people with disabilities than their non-disabled peers (even greater if they are living in institutions).
The list of challenges can seem overwhelming.
We’re committed to helping overcome these barriers.
Helping people with severe disabilities to gain the personal living skills and service support they need to remain in their home and community setting.
Braille services, adaptive equipment, blind & low vision services, independent living skills training, and more
Working to increase the independence and self-sufficiency of the 22,000+ people who are Hard-of-Hearing and Deaf in Northeast Indiana.
Advocacy, education about Deaf culture, sign language interpretation services, and more
Providing in-home care for people with any disability by helping with household chores, personal care and hygiene, mobility assistance, and more.
Respite care, attendant care, homemaker services, and more
Connecting Medicare beneficiaries with limited incomes to benefits that pay for healthcare, food, and more.
Premiums, groceries, prescription payments, heating/cooling bills, and more