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.
Video: ASSIST Helping the Disabled and the Homeless
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.”