Ramps are an avenue to an easier day-to-day life for those facing mobility challenges.
PCACS works with talented volunteers to help community members access their homes.
Our ramp program began in 2007 with between three and six ramps being constructed each year through 2014. In 2015, the UAW/Ford Community Service team started volunteering to build the ramps and the team has built more than 40 ramps since then.
We also work with other partners: Thrivent for Lutherans, Habitat for Humanity, and Task Force Tips. TFT has been a long-time partner building one ramp each year as its United Way Day of Caring project since 2007.
A newer partnership with the Valparaiso Noon Kiwanis Club has assisted community members with steel ramp structures. These may be beneficial vs. wood if it is a temporary situation and if it will need to be removed at a later date.
In total, we have constructed more than 70 ramps for Porter County residents who have mobility issues.
Even with additional funds, we still have many community members struggling on a daily basis without a ramp. We are accepting donations for this program.