—- Success Stories
Assisted several consumers who received overpayment notifications from Social Security and helped six consumers obtain approval for SSI/SSDI benefits. Many of these individuals were homeless or in danger of being homeless because they could not work because of their disabilities. Most of them are now in a more stable position.
A Wheelchair user in Winchester was not able to make doctor appointments, and had to rely on neighbors and friends to pick her up in her wheelchair to get her out of the house. This was made possible with the help from a Winchester Rotary grant.
We Built a 23-foot ramp for a consumer to be able to get in and out of their home.
A DARS consumer looking for employment came to us, through his vocational counselor, to develop a budget to obtain a car for work, and learn the transit system. He was also looking for more recreational opportunities to participate in. Today he is working part-time at a local automotive shop. He is licensed to drive his own vehicle and living in a subsidized apartment complex for people with disabilities. He is working with the VA Cooperative Extension learning how to budget his money, and participated in Ai’s Ice Cream Social.