Telling Our Stories

At Disability Network Southwest Michigan, we are helping people with disabilities achieve increased independence in a more inclusive community. Below are some of the stories of people we have worked with to help them reach their independent living goals.

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Telling Our Stories

Removing Barriers Brings People Together

At Disability Network Southwest Michigan, we know the importance of peer support – it is one of our core services, and now it is more important than ever. As soon as we were forced to close our doors to in-person gatherings due to COVID-19, we needed to find a way...
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Independence Brings Tears of Joy

Charles uses a wheelchair because he has had a foot amputated and without a ramp on his home, it was extremely difficult for him to leave the house. At the point when he connected with Disability Network through our Ramp Up program, he desperately needed a ramp. When our staff...
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2020 Bob Davis Independent Living Award

Each year Disability Network Southwest Michigan honors individuals and organizations in the community who have made a significant contribution to the disability community and to the mission of the organization. The Bob Davis Independent Living Award is given to a person who has exemplified the “Independent Living Philosophy.” The award is...
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