Thankful For You

 In #zerobarriers, Freedom Friday, Miscellaneous
Peer mentors Shelby Wolter and Brooke Bladow walking next to each other. Photo credit: Freedom Resource Center

“I won’t walk in front of you or behind you but I will walk right next to you.” -Shelby Wolter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When you or someone you know is diagnosed with a disability because of an accident or medical condition, there are a lot of questions that need answering.  Suddenly the road we are on becomes less familiar.  There are new barriers up, and we are not sure how to get through them.  For more than 375,000 people per year, this is reality.  It could be as little as a slip on the ice, and you could be homeless.  Hopefully that is not the case for anyone. The truth is that nearly half of all foreclosures are caused by disability.  The good thing about history is that there are people who have been down this road before, and they know their way around the barriers.  Here at Freedom Resource Center, we believe that peer mentors have valuable personal experience breaking down barriers while living with a disability.  Peer mentors provide encouragement from a place that is familiar, guidance that is welcomed and most importantly, be there to listen.  A peer mentor’s role is best summed up by our own peer mentor Shelby Wolter; “I won’t walk in front of you or behind you…but I will walk right next to you.”  For more information about peer mentorship programs please visit freedomrc.org or call 1-800-450-0459.

Peer mentors Shelby Wolter and Brooke Bladow sit and chat in a coffee shop. Photo credit: Freedom Resource Center

Peer mentors have valuable personal experience breaking down barriers living with a disability. Photo credit: Freedom Resource Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please consider donating to Freedom Resource Center on Giving Hearts Day by going to givingheartsday.org on February 13th, 2020 or go to freedomrc.org/donate.  You can also donate by phone by calling 1-800-450-0459.  Your donation will strengthen our Peer Mentor program and allow someone to see what they are capable of achieving.

 

Graphic of a heart with text reading February 13th inside the heart and 'Giving Hearts Day' to the right of the heart.

 

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