The staff at Roads to Freedom Center for Independent Living advocate for participants to remain in their home and live life to their fullest potential in the community, avoiding institutional living. In order to do that, some individuals need immediate assistance with accessible living conditions that cannot wait for weeks or sometimes months for other funding sources to be approved.
In situations like these, individuals may apply for funds through the Ramping Up Life Program. Our Ramping Up Life program helps individuals gain immediate access to their homes by means of having a ramp installed or other needed accessibility equipment such as a stair glide.
Through the Ramping Up Life Program, we have helped many people achieve their independence quicker and faster than federally funded programming. It is by continued donations from our partners that make the difference in an individual’s future.
Our biggest fundraiser of the year is our annual Wheelchair Basketball Tournament; the monies raised at this event go directly to the Ramping Up Life Program. Unfortunately, we were unable to hold this year’s event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We were hoping to raise $20,000, all going towards Ramping Up Life. Being unable to raise those funds is a huge setback, not only for the program but for the people we serve.
Providing someone with the opportunity to stay in their own home, when they thought there were no other options, is the greatest satisfaction we can receive. If you would like to be a part of supporting someone’s independence, please use either the Donate or GiveGab link below. There is no donation too small when it comes to independence.
Thank you to everyone who has chosen to give the gift access!