Ms. Enriqueta Martinez is a senior person with disabilities. She was referred to Access to Independence by a senior complex called Southern Highlands. Under new management, Southern Highland had asked many residents who had not met the new income requirements to vacate or be evicted. At that time, she was in crisis at the skilled nursing home with no way to find housing and move before being discharged.
Access to Independence has several programs and services (transition, housing, information and referral, assistive technology and peer counseling) that she was able to benefit from.
Through our partnership with the Wells Fargo Bank and other transition funds, we assisted her in avoid eviction and helped her move into a new senior complex.
This funding also paid for furniture that was badly needed, household items, groceries, and warm clothing for the winter. She also received Assistive Technology equipment ─shower chair and a hand held showerhead for safety.
Today she is content in her new apartment and her health is improving. She says, “I will be forever grateful to Access to Independence for all they have done for me. I couldn’t have done it without your help.”