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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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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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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Removing Barriers Broadens Your Horizons

Kacie was first referred to Disability Network Southwest Michigan through the Veterans Vocational Rehabilitation program. Through this program, our staff works with veterans to remove barriers to employment that exist due to a disability. Kacie has post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and experiences chronic pain due to neurological causes. Our staff...
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