Delta Center Offers Free Advocacy Services for Disabled Adults & Senior Citizens
Are you a disabled adult or senior citizen who is facing challenges and are unsure where to turn?
You’re not alone. Delta Center provides advocacy help to people with disabilities. We’re a non-profit organization that helps disabled adults learn to advocate for themselves.
Best of all? Our advocacy services are FREE!
What is self-advocacy? Self-advocacy is the ability to speak up and ask for things that are important to you.
We will teach you how to advocate for your own needs and support you every step of the way
Our team of advocates will work with you one-on-one to make sure your voice is heard.
Whether it’s a question about how to get services in your community or an issue with a government agency, our advocates are ready to listen and offer support every step of the way.
We will help you brainstorm solutions and make sure you have all the information and resources you need.
Many people we support are new to being disabled and are unsure of how to advocate for themselves.
Advocacy for the elderly and people with disabilities often focuses on understanding disability benefits such as Medicaid and Social Security and limited physical access to businesses or places in the community. It can even be systems advocacy for greater access to disability services and accommodations.
“Before visiting Delta Center, I was convinced my photography career was over, as was my independence. Delta Center made me realize how many options I had and how many people were willing to fight to keep me working, living, and thriving.”
It Is Our Mission to Empower Disabled Adults & Senior Citizens Through Our Advocacy Program
We provide free coaching, training, and skills development to improve your ability to promote your own needs.
For example, we can help identify programs you might qualify for and guide you through the application processes. We teach people how articulate and discuss their particular situation that needs to be addressed.
Here are a few ways our advocates can help:
being thorough in a brief amount of time.
- discussing the current or potential impact of the need not being met and identifying the correct person/group to address their concern.
- we can coach you in navigating the bureaucratic maze that is often associated with acquiring the assistance you need and deserve.
- we also work at the community and state levels to advocate for services benefiting those with disabilities.
“I wouldn’t be able to work anymore if it wasn’t for my own ability to advocate for myself.”
Delta Center Advocacy services are free to disabled adults and senior citizens. To get started, contact our Referral Hotline at 636-926-8761, ext 228 or send us an email at [email protected].
Delta Center provides free Advocacy services to adults with disabilities in the following counties: St Charles County, Warren County, Lincoln County, and St. Louis County. We also serve the city of St. Louis.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law in 1990 and prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life. The purpose of the law is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. To learn more visit, U.S. Department of Labor here.
Advocacy services can range from understanding disability benefits, to public accessibility accommodations, to employment discrimination. Delta Center can help you identify the specific disability-related problem you’re having then teach you how to address your concerns in the right place to increase your chances of getting the best outcome.
Delta Center will teach you advocacy skills, practice with you and help you develop a plan to address your issue. We can be present with you for support, but the Independent Living philosophy is to help people learn the skills to advocate for themselves. Learn more about how we can support you in our What Is Disability Advocacy blog.
Delta Center provides free advocacy services to adults with disabilities in St. Charles County, Warren County, Lincoln County, and St. Louis County in Missouri. We also serve the city of St. Louis.
Delta Center partners with people with disabilities and their communities to remove barriers and promote positive changes leading to greater independence.
We envision a world of acceptance, access, independence, and self-determination for all.
DELTA CENTER INCREASES PERSONAL FREEDOM & INDEPENDENCE FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES.