To promote alternative funding resources for Virginians with disabilities to acquire assistive technology that can enhance their independence and improve their quality of life.
ATLFA has been providing low-cost loans for Assistive Technology (AT) to Virginians since 1996. In 2008, ATLFA lost funding for the Consumer Service Fund (CSF), a fund of last resort that helped Virginians access AT that could not be funded through existing public or private programs. Having traveled around Virginia and seen first hand the impact of the recession on service delivery in rural areas of the state, I have become very passionate about restoring this fund. When a family recently applied for a loan to buy orthopedic shoes and a wheelchair, when it was determined that there were no public or private resources available in that community to purchase this, I became even more committed to ensuring that this fund is recapitalized. The CSF has been most successful providing "gap" funding that is matched with other agencies to complete the purchase of AT equipment for Virginians with no ability to pay. Recapitalizing the fund to provide 'gap' money will make a difference to Greater Richmond area citizens in need of AT equipment. With donors like you, we can make a difference in the quality of life for all Virginians with AT needs.
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