Watch the video about ASSIST featuring Mellani Calvin and Kyle Carter on how ASSIST strives to get the SSD/SSI application process right the first time.
Read about ASSIST in The Oregonian
On October 30, 2017, The Oregonian published a columne entitled, “Homeless clients need help to get help from disability benefits,” in which our work was featured. Below is a brief excerpt:
Of the 4,000 people living on the streets in Multnomah County, more than half have serious mental illness and more than a third have physical disabilities.
You'd think many of these people could qualify for disability income help from the government.
The short answer is they probably could.
Mellani Calvin, left, with Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury (right)
Deborah Kafoury says:
“Community hero Mellani Calvin and ASSIST staff, help individuals experiencing homelessness and poverty get access to income which allows them to pay for their homes and healthcare.”