Financial Aid Resources for Handicap Vans for Missouri (MO) Residents
If you live in Missouri, you have plenty of options for securing assistance and disability grants to help you afford a wheelchair van. The resources on this page are routes to financial aid. You can get contributions for purchasing or leasing a handicap van or for converting to one with vehicle modifications, such as wheelchair or scooter lifts or ramps, turning automotive seating systems or hand controls for adaptive driving.
Many of these associations, agencies and organizations award grants that are applicable towards a handicapped-accessible van, while some provide more indirect support by helping you find (and also possibly apply for) Missouri disability grants for which you may be eligible. The Mobility Resource is happy to supply this research to usher your toward your increasingly independent lifestyle.
Also, remember that local chapters of disability-specific charitable groups are prime sources for grant money and other assistance if you can’t afford a wheelchair van on your own.
Sources for Missouri Disability Grants and Assistance
Great Plains Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Center
For disabled Missouri residents, the Great Plains ADA Center strives to ensure equal and fair treatment. It also helps them get the services and other support they’re eligible for. Contact this branch of the National Network of ADA Centers for advice on finding and applying for disability grants you can put toward a wheelchair van or vehicle equipment and modifications.100 Corporate Lake Drive Columbia, MO 65203 (573) 882-3600 [email protected]
Missouri Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs)
Follow this link to an interactive map of Missouri and find your area’s ADRC. These centers function as “one-stop shops” for elderly and disabled individuals to get straightforward, reliable answers to all their questions. Among many other things, you’ll be directed toward the best state sources of disability grants.
Missouri Assistive Technology (MoAT)
Through a variety of services and support, MoAT increases access to assistive technologies for disabled Missourians. Where funding is concerned, they only directly offer low-interest loans. However, they can point you toward sources of disability grants for acquiring assistive technology, including a handicapped-accessible vehicle.1501 NW Jefferson Street Blue Springs, MO 64015 (816) 655-6700 or (800) 647-8557 [email protected]
Missouri Association of Area Agencies on Aging (ma4)
The ma4 oversees Area Agencies on Aging across the state of Missouri. It was founded in 1973 to advocate for resident senior citizens and to provide them with services and resources. If you need a handicap van because of age-related impairments, or if this describes a loved one, ma4 can help you locate funding assistance. Contact a mobility consultant for more information.
Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council (MODDC)
MODDC serves people living in Missouri who have a developmental disability, as defined in Federal law. It also works with their families. The Council aims to promote full integration, inclusion and participation in the community. It may offer you a disability grant toward a handicapped-accommodating van.P.O. Box 687 1706 E. Elm Street Jefferson City, MO 65102 (573) 751-8611 or (800) 500-7878 [email protected]
Missouri Statewide Independent Living Council (MOSILC)
MOSILC believes all disabled citizens have the same civil rights and should have all the same opportunities as people without disabilities. Through a variety of avenues, the Council works to ensure Missouri state residents with disabilities have the ability to control their lives. To this end, it may assist you in securing financial aid you can apply toward an accessible vehicle.3024 Dupont Circle Jefferson City, MO 65109 (573) 526-7039 or (877) 222-8963 [email protected]
Missouri Veterans Commission
The Missouri Veterans Commission provides information to resident military veterans and their dependents about the services and assistance they are entitled to. It also does all it can to facilitate access to these entitlements. For disabled vets, this includes grant money toward a wheelchair van or other necessities.205 Jefferson Street 12th Floor Jefferson Building P.O. Drawer 147 Jefferson City, MO 65102 (573) 751-3779 [email protected]
Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)
VR is provided to persons with disabilities residing in Missouri through the state’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. If your impaired mobility is standing in the way of the job you want, this agency can help. Assistance may even come in the form of a disability grant for use toward a handicap van or handicapped accessibility equipment and conversions to get you to work. Find contact information for your local office at http://dese.mo.gov/vr/vroffices.htm or contact the main office at:3024 Dupont Circle Jefferson City, MO 65109 (573) 751-3251 or (877) 222-8963 [email protected]
These are only some of the resources for Missouri disability grants and assistance.
If you work with or know of another Missouri agency, organization or foundation that should be on this list, please send the relevant information to: Chris Miller, Director of Interactive Marketing, [email protected]