About Ramps

Empower:abilities (formerly Southwest Center for Independent Living) is located in Springfield, MO and facilitates the RAMPS program that Trusted Blue Auto supports. The below information is from the empower:abilities website:

RAMPS – Renovation and Modification Projects

In 1991, empower: abilities started with the objective to improve accessibility for seniors and people with disabilities in their homes. empower: abilities provides home modifications at no charge for low income seniors and people with disabilities that qualify in the eight southwest Missouri counties we serve: Christian, Dallas, Greene, Lawrence, Polk, Stone, Taney and Webster.

empower: abilities has staff trained in ADA accessibility laws and construction principles. We can help in assessing your access needs and determining the best solutions for your home. Our professional staff can offer information and resources to increase safety and access in and out of the home. In some instances, we can provide assistance installing a ramp, handrails or grab bars. Please contact us for additional information and understand that all services are contingent on funding and/or volunteer ramp builders.

The types of modifications that empower: abilities provides include accessibility outside and inside a person’s home. Examples are:

*Wheelchair Ramp or Wedge Ramp
*Grab Bars


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