We provide numerous services to the disabled located in New York City. In 1982 a group of us decided that there were not enough recreational opportunities for people with disabilities that provided accessible services. For example: trips that would have guides for the blind, wheelchair accessible vans and sign language interpreters.
We began organizing trips once a month that included necessary access services that allowed disabled people to enjoy more recreational events. We also made our own choices about what kind of things were appropriate for our needs. As the years went on we realized disabled people needed help in their homes particularly the totally blind who require assistance with tasks such as reading mail, filling out paperwork, running errands and keeping medical appointments.
We have always worked with volunteers to provide these services. Our volunteers come from all walks of life and many of them are also disabled. We are always looking for volunteers. Any disabled person age 18 years and older can become a member of our organization.
Helping Hands for the Disabled Of NYC is fortunate to have the support of our community. You can do your part… There are many ways you can help, whether its volunteering, participating in a fundraising event or making a donation.