Financial Aid Resource for Handicap Vans for Virginia (VA) Residents
Virginia-based government agencies and nonprofit organizations offer disability grants, other forms of financial aid and resources to state residents seeking a wheelchair van. Whether you hope to buy a handicap van, or to add accessible equipment to a van, assistance is readily available to you.virginia-disability-grants
Virginia disability grants are your ticket to a handicapped accessible vehicle. Finding them may seem overwhelming but we’ve already complied the best places for you to start looking. The groups below either provide financial assistance themselves, or they help you track down the disability grants you’re most likely to qualify for. Contact one or more of these groups and a wheelchair van is well within your reach.
Don’t forget to talk to representatives at Virginia chapters of organizations dedicated to your particular disability. Such associations often provide grants and they can steer you toward other sources.
SOURCES FOR VIRGINIA DISABILITY GRANTS AND ASSISTANCE:
Mid-Atlantic Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Center
Within the ADA Centers national network, the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center provides services to Virginia residents. It is a key source of information and assistance for in-state people with impaired mobility and other disabilities. ADA Centers fight to preserve and enhance the independence, rights and quality of life of disabled citizens.
401 North Washington Street, Suite 450 Rockville, MD 20850 (800) 949-4232
Virginia Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs)
Use this link to locate the Virginia ADRC that serves your county and its contact information. State residents who are senior citizens or who are affected by a disability can find financial aid, information and other resources that further their independence, self-determination and quality of life.
Virginia Division for the Aging 1610 Forest Ave Suite 100 Henrico, VA 23229 Toll-Free: (800) 552-3402 Richmond/Henrico local: (804) 662-9333
Virginia Assistive Technology System (VATS)
VATS is dedicated to helping disabled Virginia residents acquire the assistive technology they need to actively participate in society. Assistive technology ranges from wheelchair vans to stair lifts to small and not-so-small devices for use in the home and at work. Although VATS cannot pay for assistive technology for individuals, they can help identify resources for persons to have access to or acquire assistive technology.
8004 Franklin Farms Drive Richmond, Virginia 23229 (800) 435-8490
This is the state branch of the national Developmental Disabilities Council. It is devoted to making the Commonwealth of Virginia the best possible place for persons with developmental disabilities. It gives grants to bodies, not to individuals, but it can assist you in locating sources of funding for your handicap van.
Washington Building 1100 Bank Street, 7th Floor Richmond, VA 23219 (804) 786-0016 or (800) 846-4464
Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS)
Virginia’s DARS helps older and disabled state residents find and hold down gainful employment. If you need a wheelchair van or handicap van conversions to get to your place or work, this state government agency can probably help you finance it. Find the office serving your area and relevant contact information at the DARS website.
Disabled veterans who live in Virginia can receive grants for a handicapped-accessible vehicle through their state’s DVS, along with other types of assistance. You likely qualify for financial aid for mobility and other purposes if your disability resulted from active duty or during care from the VA.
Virginia Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC)
This nonprofit organization, part of a national network of SILCs, is dedicated to preserving and enhancing the quality of life and independence of persons with disabilities. Contact the group about finding financial aid and for a variety of other information and services. Use this link to find the one of 16 statewide Centers that serves your county.
Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services 8004 Franklin Farms Drive Richmond, VA 23229 Phone/VP: (804) 325-1360 TTY: (800) 464-9950
These are only some of the resources available for Virginia disability grants and assistance.
If you know of or work with another Virginia agency or organization that should be listed here, please send along the pertinent information to: Benjamin Meyer, Director of Interactive Marketing, [email protected].