Monthly Highlight | National Family Caregivers Month


Media today often recognizes the “everyday heroes” in our communities. These heroes usually include firefighters, police officers, healthcare professionals, and the like who spend their lives making others’ lives better. One group of selfless individuals that often goes unrecognized is family caregivers. Nearly 44 million Americans every year assist their loved ones by providing basic … Continue reading Monthly Highlight | National Family Caregivers Month

Monthly Highlight | National Disability Employment Awareness Month


The month of October has flown by at Disability Advocates! With the changing of the leaves, so too, comes the changing of our fiscal year, which begins on October 1st. This gives us all new opportunities to continue working alongside folks with disabilities as they lead self-directed lives, and to advocate for access to home, … Continue reading Monthly Highlight | National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Impact Story | Nursing Facility Transition – Allyson


Allyson spent three months in a Nursing Facility following heart surgery. Unfortunately, the stairs in her previous apartment made it unsafe for her to return to the home she knew. While in the Nursing Facility, Allyson applied for several senior apartments and was placed on waiting lists. Once she was approved for an apartment, Disability … Continue reading Impact Story | Nursing Facility Transition – Allyson

Impact Story | Ramp Build – Juanita


By working with Home Repair Services and the Home Builders Association of Greater Grand Rapids, Disability Advocates was able to complete another ramp build for a low income senior who was not able to enter and exit her home safely or independently. This ramp build was part of the HBA’s 25th annual Community Repair Days. … Continue reading Impact Story | Ramp Build – Juanita

Impact Story | Robbie


Robbie was happy to learn about the numerous community support programs and services available that help him live independently, and says, I’m excited and having fun! Robbie’s mom, Deb, shared that Robbie’s Autism has created some challenges for him in managing his everyday life skills. She recalls her frustrations in trying to find help in … Continue reading Impact Story | Robbie

Impact Story | Theresa White


Theresa White attended the Employment Readiness Workshops where she mastered the tools necessary and gained the confidence needed to find and secure employment. During the time Theresa was involved with the workgroup, she was fully engaged, learned a ton, and has since landed a job working for Enterprise. Each of our Employment Readiness Workshops consists … Continue reading Impact Story | Theresa White

Impact Story | Quinn Shideler


We are thrilled to share the story of one of our consumers, Quinn! Quinn has, “wowed,” us with his determination and perseverance and we are thankful that our Family Support Services Program had the opportunity to play a part in his story. Our staff enjoyed working with Quinn to develop many skills related to Independent … Continue reading Impact Story | Quinn Shideler