Throughout Hampton Roads, community and government resources are available to help you if you experience disability. From health insurance to wheelchairs for the beach, these services strive to improve the lives of all people in the region.
Virginia Disability Services Agencies – This commonwealth-wide organization provides access to a huge range of disability services, including:
- Assistive technology
- Financial assistance for modified vehicles, home modifications, hearing aids and more
- Independent living facilities
- Community living facilities
Virginia Department of Social Services Medical Assistance Programs – These programs, such as Medicaid and Medicare, help people with disabilities find affordable health insurance so they can receive the medical care they need.
Peninsula Agency on Aging – This Peninsula-based agency strives to help older adults live independent lives. They offer transportation services, nutrition services, wellness classes, medical care and more.
Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia – This agency, serving the southside of Hampton Roads, helps support independent living in seniors with transportation services, meals, in-home services and wellness classes.
City of Norfolk Senior Resources – The city of Norfolk offers a variety of services like energy assistance, tax relief and senior centers for older adults. These services can help seniors with and without disabilities.
Redevelopment and Housing Authorities – These government offices in different Hampton Roads cities offer low-interest loans or grants to help residents make their homes handicap accessible. You can find these offices in the following cities:
disAbility Law Center of Virginia – This organization advocates for the rights of Virginians with disabilities and helps protect individuals from abuse, neglect and discrimination.
Beach-Accessible Wheelchairs in Virginia Beach – Learn where you can find wheelchairs that are ready for the sand—for free.
For more information on making your home handicap accessible and improving independent living, please contact Hampton Roads Mobility at 757-663-5457.