Talk with anyone constrained to a wheelchair about their frustrations and it is not long before accessibility concerns begin to surface. Whether it is restaurant seating that does not well accommodate wheelchair bound persons, offices and businesses that are not ADA compliant, public parking, or other, theirs is a life that few can relate to unless similarly disabled.
Unfortunately for far too many persons, getting in and out of their home means waiting until someone is available to lift a wheelchair bound person precariously down steps and into the outside. That frequently means having to wait hours, or even days before getting out. And then when help does arrive, so does the fear of being dropped.
His Helping Hand's response is to build house-specific wheelchair access ramps that are fully ADA compliant. That means, for example, the slope is "just right" and there is comfortable room in which to navigate--independently! It also means no more waiting to enjoy the outdoors, to go the library, to the doctor's office, the local museum, or grocery store. No more constraints . . . no more homes as prisons.
We recently asked a number of our previous ramp recipients how getting a ramp has changed their lives. They often say it's "unbelievable" or an answer to prayer. We call what they say, "Outcomes." And they're exactly why we do what we do.
Our baseline for eligibility in this program is a non-mobile individual who is (a) elderly, (b) low- income, or (c) a child/other person from a single parent head of household. If you find that fits you, and you are unable to get out into the community as much as you would like due to needing help leaving and returning home, His Helping Hands may be able to help. We partner with volunteers and professionals to build wheelchair access ramps specifically tailored to your needs. Simply fill out the Application, scan and send to us at: info@HisHelpingHandsinc.org. You can also mail the Application to us at the address below. We will be in touch as soon as we are able to review.
3rd Party Agency Referrals:
His Helping Hands accepts referrals for wheelchair access ramps from medical and other care providers. Please complete the Client Referral Form, then scan and send to us at: info@HisHelpingHandsinc.org
. We will keep you updated after we review the referral. All information will be treated as confidential.
His Helping Hands Inc.,
2527 W. Rohmann Ave,
West Peoria, IL 61604