disAbility Connections is a non profit organization serving in Jackson, Hillsdale, and Lenawee county. Their mission is to seek to advance the independence, productivity and full inclusion of children and adults with disabilities into our communities.
One thing their organization has learned during the current pandemic is that we need to be better prepared to serve people with disabilities during emergency situations. This survey will help them to get a better idea of the unmet needs in our community so they can focus on how best to assist people with disabilities during emergencies.
Do you have questions about Food, Housing, Utilities, Internet Access, or Transportation during COVID-19? The Lenawee Essential Needs Council is helping connect people to the resources they need. Contact them by phone at (517) 438-1527 or on Facebook by searching "Lenawee Essential Needs Council."
Any Lenawee County child receiving free or reduced lunch benefits, as of April 2nd 2020, is eligible for a special at home food assistance program during the months of April, May and June. Soon families will be receiving a letter in the mail explaining the program and how to access benefits for each eligible child. If a family is currently receiving FAP benefits, additional funds will automatically be added to their Bridge Card. Those not currently receiving FAP benefits will receive a special Bridge card in the name of the oldest eligible child. This card can be used to purchase food for all children in the household. If you have any questions, please contact 1-833-905-0028.
Assistive technology (AT) helps people who are aging or have disabilities maintain or improve their ability to be a full participant in everyday life. Our current situation means we need to consider new ways to stay connected with friends and family, reach out for help in an emergency, and do things around the house on our own when we previously had assistance.