A key part of ABLE’s mission is to provide critical home repairs to low income senior citizens, disabled individuals and military veterans. There are specific eligibility requirements and most beneficiaries are referred to ABLE by social workers. The majority of the projects occur in central Kentucky. Individuals helped must own the homes.
Many of the projects to date have involved the construction of handicap accessible ramps or removing barriers for wheelchairs. However, we have also repaired steps, floors, eliminated water or wind access. We’ve even helped solve an individual’s legal problems with the local government, related to a crumbling storage shed.
A low-income, disable senior citizen – recovering from heart surgery – had a major problem when her back deck collapsed. This left her with only one exit in the event of fire or other emergency. ABLE volunteers were able to build a new, sturdy deck for this very grateful homeowner.
This program operates year-around and ABLE is always recruiting volunteers to help with the projects. Anyone interested merely needs to contact ABLE (information elsewhere on the web site). Some examples of work done are shown below. Some of the phot os show conditions before ABLE’s work.