The Right Fit celebrates a milestone
To close out National AccessAbility Week, DABC would like to highlight our Right Fit Program. The Right Fit is a multi-partner service designed to address the crisis in wheelchair accessible housing by matching affordable, accessible homes and independent living supports with people who need them in the Lower Mainland.
This spring, the Right Fit Program team has a lot to celebrate: We are pleased to announce that as of April 2023, we have placed 100 wheelchair users into accessible, affordable homes.
This is a key milestone, as we continue to experience a scarce supply of accessible, affordable housing in the province. Our waitlist is growing and to date, over 150 wheelchair users are still waiting to be matched to an accessible, affordable home in the Lower Mainland.
The Right Fit team is doing everything they can to uncover new supply of accessible housing. If you are a wheelchair user in need of an accessible home or a housing provider who has a vacant unit, please get in touch with us!
PWD Application Appointment
Looking for help with a PWD Application booklet? Our advocates can help!
In order to receive assistance from the Advocacy Access program with a PWD application please ensure that you have met the following three criteria to be placed on our waitlist:
1. Applied for income assistance online at myselfserve.gov.bc.ca.
2. Have a blank PWD Application booklet
3. Have a medical professional (general practitioner, specialist or nurse practitioner) who is willing to support you with the application.
Advocates will schedule an appointment with you and ask in depth questions in order to assess how your disabilities impact your daily living activities in order to accurately assist you with your PWD application. Appointments can be done over the phone or in person depending on the clients preference. Appointments can typically take anywhere from 1-3 hours depending on the medical situation of the client.
Our advocates can support you with section 1 of the application, as well as support your medical practitioner with section 2 and connect you with an assessor for section 3.
You can place yourself on our waitlist to receive assistance by calling 604-872-1278 or by emailing us at email@example.com. Please note that our services are in very high demand, and our PWD waitlist is currently roughly 14-18 weeks long.
Read the Spring 2023 Edition of Transition Magazine!
The Spring 2023 edition of Transition magazine is here! The theme of this edition is Parenting with Disabilities.
Download it from our website.
Our Transition team is always glad to receive feedback and to consider articles or creative work from our community partners and from people living with a disability.
If you’d like to send along your ideas, we’d love to hear from you at: firstname.lastname@example.org.