Ramp Up Program
The Ramp Up program at Disability Network Southwest Michigan helps people connect to resources for constructing ramps on private residences. Ramps provide greater independence and safety for people with mobility disabilities and allow them to remain living at home.
The Ramp Up program works with funders and coordinates builders and volunteer organizations to provide ramps for those in need throughout Southwest Michigan.
If you are in need of a ramp for greater accessibility to your home, contact us. You may download a printable PDF form to complete by hand and mail to us; or download an electronic PDF to be completed electronically and emailed. If you prefer, we can mail you a form to be completed and returned.
Contact Laurie Grimm at (269) 345-1516 x115 for more information about this program and options that may be available for you.
Volunteer to help
Most of our ramps are constructed by volunteers from the community accompanied by a licensed contractor. If you, or an organization you are connected with would like to volunteer to build a ramp, please contact Laurie Grimm at (269) 345-1516 x115
Some of the volunteer groups we have the pleasure of working with are: First United Methodist Church of Kalamazoo, Red Arrow Ministries, Westwood Christian Reformed Church, Haven Reformed Church and Centerpoint Church. We also collaborate with Milestone Senior Services, Battle Creek Area Habitat for Humanity and Harbor Habitat for Humanity.
Ramps are expensive — often upwards of $2,500 just for materials. Our Ramp-Up programs coordinates funding from a variety of sources. The limit to how many ramps we can provide people in need is determined by the amount of money we can raise for the program. Some of the funding comes from grants and some from generous donations from individuals and corporations.
If you would like to make a donation of any amount to support our Ramp Up Program, you may use the donate button at the top of this page.
RAMP-A-THON is our annual campaign to solicit corporate sponsors to support our Ramp Up Program. Visit our RAMP-A-THON page for more information about becoming a Corporate Sponsor.
2021 RAMP-A-THON Corporate Sponsors:
FINISHING LEVEL SPONSOR:
Allied Mechanical Services
AVID, an Employee Resource Group for the Whirlpool Corporation
Charles River Laboratories
Integrity Back & Brain
Senior Services Southwest Michigan
FOUNDATION LEVEL SPONSOR: