If you or a loved one is disabled, finding a disability advocacy service is essential in getting the help you need, when you need it. But how do you find one near you?
Here are four tips to get you started:
Talking to your doctor, friends, and family is a great way to get help in finding a disability advocacy service near you. They can help you research your options, provide referrals, and even call on your behalf, if needed.
Know where they are located
Once you find a disability advocacy service you think is the best fit for your needs, ask yourself how easy they are to get to if you must go to their office. Are they local? National? A local service like Delta Center can provide an intimate service and is focused on serving your local community.
Delta Center serves those with disabilities in the western St. Louis metropolitan area including:
- Charles County
- Warren County
- Lincoln County
You can come visit us in St. Peters or we can come to you if you live in one of the listed counties. We’re always happy to talk with you by phone as well.
Can you talk to them?
When it comes to a great advocacy center, communication is key. Is the staff friendly, communicative, and willing to listen to you? Who is it that you are talking to?
Delta Center is dedicated to listening to you and we pride ourselves on our friendly, responsive staff. We have both professionals and volunteers on staff who have experience helping others overcome obstacles.
What resources do they have?
Finally, look at what resources the center provides. Do they have what you need, or can refer you to someone who can?
At Delta Center, we partner with people with disabilities and their communities to provide needed services. This includes referrals and other valuable resources like teaching self-care skills to providing much-needed medical equipment. We will research your desired topic and provide you with that information. We will also give you referrals to other services and resources.
At Delta Center, our advocacy services are always free.
Learn more about the Americans with Disabilities Act HERE.