The Independence Center and Friends of Man were able to collaborate to purchase an accessible van for Frank, a consumer of The IC. Frank had an automobile accident a little over a year ago and now is a wheelchair user.  With the Friends of Man, in addition to The Home Modification / Assistive Technology grant, The Independence Center Frank with his new van from The IC and Friends of Manwas able assist in the process of purchasing the van.

“It’s hard to get around the city without an automobile and it doesn’t help when the transit is so limited about where it can go,” Frank said. “Just getting in and out of an automobile is hard enough doing it all day it really wears you out.”

With this van Frank has gained a little of his independence back and improved his quality of life as well.