ASK how we help Community Partners with OUTREACH to the underserved.
To Connect, Educate , and Support Unserved/Underserved Women and Men Veterans and other Persons with Disability with resources in independent living, vocational rehabilitation, and higher education, for WORKFORCE and LIFE SUCCESS.
That every Person with Disability*, who desires to be a productive and contributing citizen, will have an opportunity to change their perception of disabled to differently-abled, and experience some level of education and workforce successin consideration of their functional, psychological, social-economical, and cultural situations.
We take our DIFferently-Abled Network meetings (talk shows and programs) into the community in partnership with "disability and veteran friendly" companies, college campuses, local job fairs, food banks, homeless shelters, and community and faith-based organizations:
We refer all persons with disability to our partners at the AZ State Independent Living and Rehabilitation Councils, Maricopa Community Colleges, Disabled American Veterans, Paralyzed Veterans of America, African-American Symposium on Disabilities, ABILITY 360,,Veteran’s Medical Leadership Council , LGBTQ community,, VA. and more..
We invite local employers, educators, counselors as guests on the ASK Dr. Applewhite Talk Show. They
At DIFferently-Abled Network (DAN) meetings, Community Partners listen to underserved Veterans, Students and/or Employees, managing life with a visible/HIDDEN disability (i.e. Mental health, learning, chronic stress, pain, fatigue, diabetes, heart, cancer, etc.)
ASK for what they NEED to SUCCEED in the classroom or the workforce in these WAR and Pandemic Times!
We exist because Thirty (30+) Veterans lose HOPE and die by suicide today; 1100 college students in 2021!
Your dollars are used to prevent DROP-OUT!