Welcome to the Western Gate of the Sunshine State where many people with disabilities live, work and play independently and make choices for themselves. A place where others long to live.
To assist individuals with disabilities achieve their goals of independence.
Our programs and services cover:
Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton Counties
If you have a disability and need help give us a call.
Some of our programs include:
Information and Referral: Resource Library and Referrals to Community Services and Programs
Peer Mentor: One person with a disability talking to another person with a disability
Housing: Referrals for housing or home modification
Advocacy: Know your rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Handicapped Parking Code Enforcement
Independent Living Skills Training: Assistance with writing your resume’, keeping your check book, calling for transportation, obtaining an assistive device, etc.
Loan Locker: Free short- and long-term loans of equipment, such as wheelchairs, walkers, canes, and etc.
Assistive Technology Program: Short-term loans of assistive technology on a “try before you buy” basis; assistive technology assessments and training; alternative finance solutions for the purchase of assistive technology.
Florida Telecommunications Relay Distribution Center (FTRI): FTRI is a statewide non profit 501(c)3 organization that administers the Specialized Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program for citizens of Florida who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deaf/Blind and Speech Disabled. FTRI is also responsible for the education and promotion of the Florida Relay Service.