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Harley

When Harley tried to get an elevated seat for her wheelchair covered by Medicare, her claim was denied. She was disappointed because she needed the lift seat in order to be independent in her own home. Her bed was too tall for her to get into on her own. She had to ask for assistanceREAD MORE >

Serwa

Serwa came to Northwest Access Fund because she was serious about improving her credit and starting to save. She had heard of Northwest Access Fund a decade earlier, when she participated in her first business development program. By the time Serwa started working with an Access Fund financial coach in 2018, she already had aREAD MORE >

Sandra

When Sandra needed a dental implant, she thought about putting it on her credit card, but the cost exceeded her credit limit. She explored other funding options until she learned about Northwest Access Fund from a resource representative who came to her senior living community to let residents know about funding for medical, dental, andREAD MORE >

Tyler

Tyler’s interest in Northwest Access Fund was piqued by our Financial Capability Program. “I was always into saving, even in my early 20s,” he explains. However, after a spinal cord injury, he had more difficulty with saving. “I needed to learn how to manage my money when I couldn’t afford what I wanted to afford,”READ MORE >

Dave

Dave purchased a home in December, but he was not able to move in until he could have the house modified for wheelchair accessibility. He was paying rent on his apartment still, so he wanted the home modifications quickly. Getting a home loan had been stressful, and he had spent his savings on the house.READ MORE >

Jill

When Jill’s father’s health declined rapidly, he had to spend some time in a care home. “It was a really awful experience,” Jill recounts. “We knew we didn’t want to go that route.” But her parents’ home posed safety issues to both her father and her mother. Her dad could not use the inaccessible showerREAD MORE >

Sandy

Sandy went “a couple of long years” without a scooter, during which time she “was pretty much stuck in the house.” She wanted to leave the house more often, but found that even going shopping posed a challenge. If a store had any scooters, it most likely wouldn’t have one available when she needed it,READ MORE >

Nancy

Nancy wrote the following account of her experience with Northwest Access Fund: Hello, I would like to introduce myself and give you a little background about me. My name is Nancy, I live in Spokane with my 24 year-old son Jake, our 3 kitties and my parakeets. In 2006, my life changed drastically, I wentREAD MORE >

Roxanne

A Bright Light For years, Roxanne had been using a wheelchair due to spinal cord injuries that impact her ability to walk and stand. Although she was still able to drive, the sedan that she owned was painful to get in and out of – and  didn’t fit her wheelchair. She explains: “I pretty muchREAD MORE >

Jacqueline

The Hearing Aids She Needed Jacqueline first heard about Northwest Access Fund during a meeting at her apartment building, when social workers shared information on organizations that offered services to seniors. At the time, she was “in dire need of hearing aids and could not afford good ones.” Jacqueline had learned the hard way thatREAD MORE >