Disability Advocates of Kent County

(616) 949-1100

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Programs

Accessibility Reviews ADA Employment Advocacy Community Organizing
Disability Decorum Employability Work Group Family Support Services
Independent Living Supports Information and Referral Nursing Facility Transitions

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Occupational Therapy - Adaptive Home Solutions Systems Change Advocacy Veteran Peer Supports Veteran Peer Supports

Program Descriptions

Accessibility Reviews

We provide assessments, give insight, and make recommendations in connection with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Michigan Persons with Disabilities Civil Rights Act, and the Michigan Construction Code to organizations interested in creating an accessible environment for all forms of potential customers including individuals with disabilities.

Accessiblity Reviews

Employability Work Group

We offer classes to individuals with disabilities seeking competitive employment. The courses focus on resume preparation, job hunting, interview skills, required job site accommodations, and the confidence to succeed. These sessions are available as group workshops and on an individual basis for your convenience.

Employability Work Group

Information and Referral

Not knowing who to call can be a cause for anxiety and concern, but by calling Disability Advocates individuals will be guided to one of our supportive programs, community resources, and/or to our community resource partners for assistance. Who do you call? “Disability Advocates!” 616.949.1100

Information and Referral

Systems Change Advocacy

We work directly with local legislators to create systemic change in areas such as curb cuts in sidewalks, the expansion of public transportation, accessibility to public spaces, and affordable housing that is safe and accessible. We also have many opportunities for the community to get involved and find their own voice for advocacy.

Systems Change Advocacy

ADA Employment Advocacy

We work directly with individuals/employers who have experienced disability related discrimination or require workplace accommodations. When you need advocacy paired with the proper knowledge, Disability Advocates is here to fight for equal levels of accessibility for all regardless of disability.

ADA Employment Advocacy

Family Support Services

We direct families, that have adult dependents with disabilities, to the many community, healthcare, education, and financial supports available to ensure households have all they need to make informed choices that improve the lives of all family members.

Family Support Services

Nursing Facility Transitions

We assist individuals with Medicaid in the transition from a nursing facility to community-based living. The program helps eliminate barriers to leaving facilities by assisting with housing, housing costs (i.e. furniture and housewares), and setting up community supports based on the individual’s wants and needs.

Nursing Facility Transitions

Veteran Peer Supports

We provide Veterans with a variety of resources and supports to secure safe and accessible housing, job training for returning to work, confidence to re-engage into the community, and the guidance to achieve their own independent living goals.

Veteran Peer Supports

Community Organizing

We inform individuals with disabilities, interested in engaging in local and statewide initiatives to eliminate disability related barriers, on how to define issues, gather supporters, work with legislators, and join in legislative events and forums.

Community Organizing

Independent Living Supports

We provide guidance to safe accessible housing, employment resources and readiness classes, transportation resources, navigation through government benefits, and social opportunities to equip individuals with disabilities with the knowledge needed to live independently.

Independent Living Supports

Occupational Therapy - Adaptive Home Solutions

We provide in-home assessments which identify barriers to independent living. We assist consumers with home modifications, equipment, community resources, and funding options so they continue living independently in their own home and community.

Occupational Therapy

Youth Transition Services

We collaborate with VR agencies to provide youth, ages 14-26, an engaging and empowering experience in group and one on one settings to build employment, social, and independent living skills.

Youth Transitions Services

Get Involved

Your support can help in many ways. You can donate money or donate your time by volunteering. We greatly appreciate any support you can give. Click through to learn more about the different ways you can help support people with disabilities. Donate >

Have Questions?

Our highly qualified staff is ready for any questions or concerns you might have. Please do not hesitate to let your voice be heard, because when it comes to making a difference in yours or your loved ones lives, change starts with you.Contact >

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Disability Advocates of Kent County.

 

3600 Camelot Dr. SE Grand Rapids, MI 49546

(616) 949-1100

Accessibility Reviews ADA Employment Advocacy Community Organizing
Disability Decorum Employability Work Group Family Support Services
Independent Living Supports Information and Referral Nursing Facility Transitions
Occupational Therapy - Adaptive Home Solutions
Veteran Peer Supports Veteran Peer Supports
Systems Change Advocacy

Accessibility Reviews

Employability Work Group

Family Support Services

Information and Referral

Occupational Therapy - Adaptive Home Solutions

Youth Transition Services

ADA Employment Advocacy

Community Organizing

Independent Living Supports

Nursing Facility Transitions

Systems Change Advocacy

Veteran Peer Supports

Your support can help in many ways. You can donate money or donate your time by volunteering. We greatly appreciate any support you can give. Click through to learn more about the different ways you can help support people with disabilities. Donate >

Accessibility Reviews ADA Employment Advocacy Community Organizing Disability Decorum Family Support Services Employability Work Group Independent Living Supports Information and Referral Nursing Facility Transitions Occupational Therapy - Adaptive Home Solutions Systems Change Advocacy Veteran Peer Supports
Veteran Peer Supports

Accessibility Reviews

ADA Employment Advocacy

Community Organizing

Employability Work Group

Family Support Services

Independent Living Supports

Information and Referral

Nursing Facility Transitions

Occupational Therapy - Adaptive Home Solutions

Systems Change Advocacy

Veteran Peer Supports

Youth Transition Services