DSLC serves over 2,000 people with disabilities annually, providing resources and assistance on a wide-range of disability-related matters. DSLC provides over 1,000 hours of information and referral to the community-at-large on all topics related to disability.
Housing Access Modification Program, (HAM) – Kathy Kinzer says, “I wasn’t expecting anything when I went in to the Monday Orientation. I met with Lake Kowell in Home Access Modifications and told her what was going on with all the surgeries and how I was crawling up the stairs every day. Lake said they could help me.
Benefits Counseling Program – After a stressful divorce Melva Freeman was having manic symptoms, suicidal thoughts and was unable to get along with her children. A friend told her about DSLC where she met with a Benefits Counselor
Housing Program – Roberta Puentas has heat intolerance, something she inherited from her mother. Not being able to tolerate temperatures over 70 degrees has been a lifelong challenge. When her air conditioning unit began leaking, Roberta’s health was in danger. Roberta came to DSLC to seek for help.
Legal Services – Teryl Seeman has struggled with anxiety for most of her life. “It’s hard to explain, but I have never felt comfortable. I get around people and I feel like I want to run away.” She hadn’t worked in years and felt like a burden to her children. Teryl had been denied twice her SSI benefits and was ready to give up. “I couldn’t stop thinking that I could get sick and end up dying on the streets,” Teryl recalls. She came to the Monday Orientation and met with Para Legal, Lisa Trumbly.
Wallace Murphy is a Navy Veteran who grew up in the very small community of Preston just north of Cloverdale. He was homeless on the streets of Santa Rosa and struggling with alcohol addiction when he went to Vet Connect. Vet Connect also referred him to DSLC’s Monday Orientation to help him get his SSI benefits.