Outreach to Underserved Communities

Access Living is committed to improving outreach and services to underserved segments of the disability community.

Latinos, Asian Americans, and Seniors all have significant populations within Chicago. Access Living is building its efforts to reach into these communities.

Access Living's consumer breakdown for 2012 is:

Race/Ethnicity

African American: 72%
Caucasian: 17%
Hispanic: 8%
Asian or Pacific Islander:1%
Native American: 1%
Other: 1%

Disability Type

Cognitive: 9%
Hearing: 4 %
Physical: 68%
Psychiatric: 13%
Vision: 4%
Other: 1%

Age

Under 24: 9%
25–59: 74%
60 and over:17%

With these numbers in mind, Access Living has committed to improving services and outreach to:

Latinos with Disabilities
Asian–Pacific Americans with Disabilities
Seniors with Disabilities

To get involved with Access Living's Outreach to Underserved Communities, contact:
Contact:
Rahnee Patrick
Title:
Director of Independent Living Services
Work:
312-640-2127
TTY:
312-640-2170
Email:
rpatrick@accessliving.org
Contact:
Michelle Garcia
Title:
Community Development Organizer – Latinos
TTY:
312-640-2102
Work:
312-640-2194
Fax:
312-640-2101
Email:
mgarcia@accessliving.org