GIVING TUESDAY !

November 28, 2017

and all day event where we raise funds to build ramps for people with disabilities in western Mass.

During this day you may donate online at our website or at our   

Giving Tuesday page

You can share our video and tell your friends and family about

#GIVINGTUESDAY

and how ramps make a differnce in people's lives.

When you donate during this day at our GivingTuesday page

you are helping dreams come true.

The dream of independence! Many people with Disabilities have the same recurrent dream. Do you have one of those dreams? A dream that you get out of your house without help? That dream where there is a ramp, right at the entrance of your home and you can zoom in your power chair or walker to the freedom of your community. You know that dream? The dream of independence!

You can make that dream possible when you give to the Stavros Home Sweet Home program.

Giving Tuesday is November 28 and

YOU can make dreams come true.

Lift the Cap on Kids

Ask your State Legislators to urge the Leadership to advance
bills H.85 and S. 34 to

Lift the Cap on Kids

The Cap on Kids – also called the Family Cap – denies welfare benefits to children conceived while – or soon after – the family received benefits.

  • Massachusetts denies benefits to about 8,900 children because of the Cap on Kids.
  • Massachusetts is one of only 17 states that still have a Cap on Kids or similar policy.
  • We can afford to lift the Cap on Kids. Lifting the Cap on Kids would cost about $11.9 million in FY 18, less than half of the “savings” from the drop in the TAFDC caseload.

More information here

 

To find out who is your legislator visit the Massachusetts Secretary of State website

Home Modification Loan Program

Looking to make your home more accessible? Are you a landlord with a tenant with a disability? Then the Home Modification Loan Program may be for you.

The Home Modification loan program allows you to borrow up to $30,000 at 0- 3% depending on household income to make home modifications related to disability. Modifications may include home security, stair lifts, bathroom, kitchen modifications and more. Eligible applicants may qualify for a deferred loan meaning it does not have to be repaid and does not accrue interest until the house is sold. More information at www.cedac.org/hmlp

Landlors with less than ten units and with tenants with disabilities qualify for this program. Please see www.cedac.org/hmlp  for eligibility criteria and application process

Housing Accomodations Fact Sheet

People with disabilities often need accommodations to make their living space accessible. Some examples of possible accommodations include: a doorbell with a light that flashes, a parking space closer to the doorway or a wider entry to accommodate a wheelchair. 

Now you can request Housing Accomodations by using our simple Housing Accomodation Fact Sheet