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Retired as of a few years ago, Steve Hooper says his role is to support his wife and daughter. His 38-year-old daughter, Megan, uses a wheelchair, and his wife, Kathy, is “a master at finding services, programs, and funding. . . If it’s out there, Kathy usually knows about it.” But the Northwest Access FundREAD MORE >


A Van of Her Own “I thought it would be near impossible in this lifetime to have a van like this,” Chelsea says of her wheelchair accessible 2017 Chrysler Pacifica. “I never thought I could afford it on my own, being on a fixed income.” Now that she has the van, Chelsea says, “I justREAD MORE >


More adventures ahead! “Not having the use of my legs and only my arms to get around with – it was very challenging for me to go out into the community,” says Linda, “having to use my shoulders with every step I have to take. Having the new electric wheelchair, it’s not challenging anymore –READ MORE >


A Way to Come Home When Wesley lost the use of his arms and legs in his early 30s, he was not sure where his life would take him, or even if he would be able to live at home as steps up to the front door meant that he could not enter or leaveREAD MORE >


“I didn’t think I’d ever be 29 and driving a family van,” says Dayana, “but it’s given me freedom. Now I have quick and easy access to get to work, go to doctor’s appointments, shopping, or the grocery store.” Born in El Salvador and raised in California, Dayana had no symptoms when she was firstREAD MORE >

Angel and Maya

As they waited for the ambulance to arrive Angel and his wife knew they had to get a new car. At six years old, Maya was getting too big to life in and out of their car and this time her feeding tube got tangled in the seatbelt strap and was ripped out. “She was soREAD MORE >


With a loan from Northwest Access Fund, Alexandria was able to purchase a BrailleNote Touch which she uses to access the internet.                                


With a loan from Northwest Access Fund, Daphne was able to purchase a modified van.


  Barry Dotson relies on two things to get around: Portland’s MAX line and a scooter. So when his scooter became unreliable, he knew he needed to replace it. Having previously received a loan from Northwest Access Fund, he applied and was approved for a second loan. Barry’s new scooter is much more dependable, makingREAD MORE >


When Artonyon Ingram came to Washington State nearly three decades ago after leaving the Air Force, he knew he wanted to help people. He first became a case manager, working with young people and encouraging them to pursue education, and went on to get a Masters degree in guidance counseling from City University. Artonyon heardREAD MORE >