The Handi-Ramp Foundation was formed in 2006 out of a need to provide services for people with disabilities and their families. Insurance companies (including Medicare and Medicaid) will readily pay thousands of dollars for wheelchairs and scooters for their clients, but they will not pay for any home modifications. The result is that thousands of people become prisoners in their own homes while others can not visit family and friends.
Handi-Ramp and Thom Disch recognized this and created two initiatives to help address this issue. The Home Access Program is a free consulting service that works with real estate agents to help families that have a member with a disability select the right home for their needs and then Handi-Ramp can provide the right modifications prior to the purchase so that these modifications can be included in the mortgage. The Handi-Ramp Foundation will provide funding for those people that can not afford to modify their homes to meet their individual needs.