ASSIST: How We Can Help

Video: ASSIST Helping the Disabled and the Homeless

Watch and listen as both clients and advocates of the disabled and homeless talk about ASSIST.

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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.

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The team at ASSIST takes the SSD/SSI disablity application process to a whole new level

Our well-trained staff will give you the hand-up you need to navigate the process of filing, appealing if necessary, and straight through to receiving your benefits.

  • We thoroughly collect the evidence.
  • We become SSA’s eyes and ears so they understand how severe your condition is.
  • We provide good descriptions to make it easier for SSA to process your claim sooner.

In actuality it is usually the lack of support and preparation that result in denials.


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.”

ASSIST is a 501(c)3 non-profit.