Here in Connecticut, there are programs that assist low-income older adults and people with disabilities with home accessibility modifications through volunteers and donations of building materials.
Rebuilding Together Programs
Rebuilding Together is a national nonprofit organization specializing in safe and healthy housing with more than 40 years of experience revitalizing communities and improving a home’s safety and health. The following represent Rebuilding Together programs available in Connecticut:
Rebuilding Together Safe at Home
This program provides help for low-income older adults and family homeowners who require minor home modifications to enable them to continue residing in their homes. Rebuilding Together volunteers install ramps, handrails, toilet seat risers, shower chairs, special lighting, smoke detectors, removal of debris, and other safety improvements.
Rebuilding Together National Rebuilding Day
Every April, for one day, thousands of volunteers work to make home accessibility modifications possible for low-income families, older adults and individuals with disabilities. Improvements and modifications are typically limited to those that can be completed in a single day, such as installing handrails.