News from LINC
RAMPING UP IDAHO!
Independent Living is the ability to particpate in our communities like everyone else. From accessing the grocery store to joining a committee, we have a right to be in our own community living the life of our choosing. Too often we get stopped at our own front door.
LINC has recognized the need for temporary and permanent ramps to help people with disabilities safely and comfortably get in and out of their own homes. Our ramp loan service is a critical bridge as some folks work with their insurance for a long-term solution.Sometimes there isn’t a way to meet the long term needs, and our temporary ramp turns into a permanent ramp – which limits the number of people we can serve.
We set out to find community partners to help build permanent ramps so our temporary ones can stay in circulation. Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity is that community partner!
Initially, they didn’t have a home repairs program. But as an organization passionate about helping people, they decided to develop one. It was an enormous amount of work, but they launched a home repair program last year, and our partnership to build permanent ramps became a reality.
But that isn’t our only partner. MolinaCares Accord, run by Molina Healthcare, oversees a community investment platform to improve the health and well-being of disadvantaged populations. They invested significant funding into the ramp program, including the construction of permanent ramps.
The permanent ramp program is only possible because of the commitment, vision, and generosity of Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity and MolinaCares Accord. We are so proud to have both as community partners supporting independent living in Idaho.
These pictures of the first two permanent ramps reflect the excitement that comes from helping Idahoans and knowing that each ramp symbolizes independence and freedom to live a life of one’s own choosing.
LINC has three offices to serve you. www.lincidaho.org
1182 Eastland Drive North
Twin Falls ID 83301
(208) 733-1712 VOICE
(208) 733-7711 TDD
1878 West Overland Road
Boise ID 83705
(208) 336-3335 VOICE
(208) 336-3335 TDD
(208) 384-5037 FAX
703 S. Kimball Ave
Caldwell ID 83605
(208) 454-5511 VOICE
(208) 454-5511 TDD
(208) 454-5515 FAX