core Services

Advocacy

LIFT provides two main types of advocacy and advocacy training:  Individual and Collective.

 

Individual Advocacy: assisting individuals in gaining knowledge about their rights and how to vocalize their needs.

 

Collective Advocacy: involves a group of people advocating for a common need or goal.   

Independent Living Skills

LIFT’s Independent Living Skills (ILS) training offers individuals with disabilities the opportunity to learn and practice the skills needed to live independently.

 

Through this training, an individual is able to build skills to meet their required needs to continue living independently. Skills, such as: budgeting/financial management, nutrition and meal planning, organization and housekeeping, and accessing transportation.

 

ILS training is determined by the wants, needs and goals established by the individual.

Information and Referral

LIFT’s Information and Referral service provides consumers, families, service providers and the community at large with information about disability-related services and programs.

 

Referrals are made within LIFT or to other agency providers that can best meet specific needs.  

 

Referrals can be made locally or statewide.

All services

Accessibility Guidance

Provide guidance and information on barriers to accessibility within homes and the community.

Advocacy

Provide assistance with advocacy, while educating individuals to become their own best self-advocate.

Assistive Technology (AT)

Provide an array of demonstrations and trainings on AT, provide AT devices (if available) on temporary loan and work with individuals to obtain assistive technology.

A girl wearing goggles to simulate blindness

Disability Awareness, Simulations & Sensitivity Trainings

Raise awareness on all aspects of living with a disability through tailored programs and simulations.

Elderly woman with Down syndrome gratefully learns to grate carrots with the guidance of a teacher

Independent Living Skills

Work with individuals on chosen goals, such as: budgeting, transportation, employment,

housekeeping, etc.

Information & Referral

Provide information and/or make referrals to appropriate agencies.

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Peer Mentoring

Offer peer to peer support to others with disabilities.

Assistant helping disabled person on wheelchair with transport using accessible van ramp

Portable Ramp Program

Loan ramps as a temporary solution, while assisting individuals to obtain a permanent ramp.

an elderly man learning how to use a Walker that was donated by someone in the community

Re-Used Equipment Program

Accept gently used equipment, such as: wheelchairs, walkers, shower benches, etc. and redistribute the

equipment to individuals in need.

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Project LifeSaver “Elk County Only”

Provide peace of mind to those caregivers of individuals with intellectual or cognitive disabilities who

have a tendency to wander.