Virgil Edwards of Disability Action Center NW

When people who have disabilities contact the Disability Action Center NW (DAC) for assistance, they often hope the DAC will solve their problems for them, said Virgil Edwards, one of the independent living advocates in the Post Falls office. Instead they learn that DAC ...

Palouse Habitat for Humanity receives $3K grant

The United Way of Moscow/Latah County awarded a $3,000 grant to Palouse Habitat for Humanity to support its Home Repair Program in 2019. Since the founding of its Home Repair program in 2013, Palouse HFH has completed 52 home repair projects and it has developed a ...

November was National Family Caregiver Month

    One in four Idahoans is a caregiver. These parents, sons and daughters, spouses, friends and neighbors, provide more than 201 million hours in uncompensated care annually. Acknowledging their service, Gov. Butch Otter recognized November 2018 as National Family Caregiver ...

Disability Action Center Northwest hosts career day

Local businesses offer high schoolers, college students opportunity The Disability Action Center (DAC) Northwest in Moscow is offering high school and college students with disabilities in the Moscow and Pullman area the chance to explore career opportunities and potentially ...

Palouse nonprofits: Not just an ‘old guys’ lunch club’

Central Lions Club president says there is room for everyone in the service organization Dulce Kersting-Lark, president of the Moscow Central Lions Club, said one of the biggest misconceptions she seeks to dispel about the decades-old service organization is that members ...

‘A hand up, not a hand out’

By Alysen Boston, Daily News staff writer, Jun 30, 2018 As housing costs continue to rise, families on the Palouse are feeling the crunch as they try to secure their own slice of the American Dream. Jennifer Wallace, executive director of Palouse Habitat for Humanity, said ...

More training and opportunities for those with disabilities

With reference to the Gerald E. Weitz letter titled “About 20 percent of population is dyslexic” (May 7), I applaud Weitz’s call for more and better postsecondary training avenues outside traditional professional educational tracks. Many people – ...

The Value of Peer Support

    Back in 1988, I was a very angry teenager. I just turned 17 and had a nasty car accident that left me paralyzed from the waist down. I was considered a ‘complete’ spinal cord injury, meaning that there was not even a slight chance that I would walk again. I was ...

Fair hopes to provide more services

April 20, 2018 College students are a large population on the Palouse, but this doesn’t mean the community leaves senior citizens or members with disabilities without any help or support system. The WSU Human Development 415 class has worked with Disability Action Center in ...

HD students apply leadership skills to help community

Students in HD 415learn about leadership skills and theories, and apply them real-world efforts, while helping the community along the way. Partnering with different organizations through the Center for Civic Engagementat Washington State University, CTLL Clinical Assistant ...