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Displaying items by tag: Disability Advocates of Kent County

Sunday, 22 May 2022 18:12

New operations center to ensure continuity of Go!Bus paratransit services

The Interurban Transit Partnership has received board and federal approval to purchase a $1.95 million property in Grandville for its new paratransit service operations center.

Wednesday, 23 March 2022 17:52

$975K grant to help Disability Advocates of Kent County modify low-income senior housing

Disability Advocates of Kent County received a $975,000 grant to continue its work helping Michigan’s low-income seniors age at home. 

Published in Nonprofits
Sunday, 07 November 2021 17:45

Employers increasingly rely on workers with disabilities amid work-from-home, talent shortage

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Trina Edmondson rarely got calls from employers interested in hiring a person with a disability.

Published in Talent

Tuesday, 14 September 2021 06:00

Disability Advocates of Kent County announces new $2.5 million HQ, accessibility showroom

BYRON TWP. — Disability Advocates of Kent County is launching the public phase of a $2.5 million fundraising campaign to move its headquarters and create an accessibility showroom at a nonprofit hub under development in Byron Township. 

Published in Nonprofits
Sunday, 14 February 2021 18:10

Remote working highlights struggles, long-term opportunities for workers with disabilities

Advocates for people with disabilities are hopeful that the work from home trend spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic will make employers more open to accommodations workers might need in a post-pandemic workplace.

Published in Talent
Monday, 13 July 2020 11:20

Pilot program to boost mobility options for people with disabilities

GRAND RAPIDS — A partnership between Grand Rapids’ transit agency, a health care tech startup and area disability advocates will expand mobility options during the pandemic with pre-scheduled and on-demand rides.

Published in Economic Development