You can make a difference!
Help over 5,000 people with disabilities live independently in the communities of their choice and reach their fullest potential!
You helped James move out of the nursing home
“I like it because it’s not a nursing home and it belongs just to me!”
At 52 years old, James suffered a stroke and was admitted to a nursing home. As his condition improved, James was ready to move back into the community, but he needed help.
NILP’s Nursing Home Transition Coordinator immediately got to work helping James find housing. We helped him apply for a variety of housing options and acquire a voucher for non-elderly disabled individuals leaving long-term care facilities.
Although the process of securing housing took some time, persistence paid off. Eventually, James moved into his new apartment! He continues to receive support services such as a home health aide to help him with his daily living activities. Today, James is thriving.
With your help, NILP is helping others like James move out of long-term care facilities and back into the community successfully. Together, we can ensure Independent Living is possible for all people with disabilities who choose this path.
How to Give
- Mail a check to Northeast Independent Living Program, 20 Ballard Road, Lawrence, MA 01843
- Give online here
- Ask your bank to issue automatic monthly checks to NILP
NILP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Donations are tax-deductible. Our tax id number is 04-2701631.
Questions? Contact Candice Pechilis, Director of Development, at (978) 687-4288 ext. 165 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the NILP Independence Fund?
Your donation supports the Independence Fund. This unrestricted funding source helps people with disabilities facing financial hardships who have no other means of support.
The NILP Independence Fund pays for things like:
- First month’s rent, furniture or moving expenses when transitioning from nursing homes and other facilities into home or community-based living.
- Assistive technology such as power wheelchairs, prosthetic devices and computer software.
- Home or vehicle modifications such as ramps, chairlifts and other adaptive technologies.
- Other emergency situations for which no other sources of support exist.
Ways to Give
One-time or Monthly Gifts: provide essential resources and services for consumers who don’t qualify for other sources of support or have unmet needs.
Memory or Honorary Gifts: honor a loved one, friend or colleague by donating in their memory or honor. Your gift will be acknowledged to the individual and/or family.
Events: sponsor, volunteer or donate (in-kind or financial) at one of our events.
Matching Gifts or Workplace Giving: some employers will match your donation or offer to withhold a portion of your paycheck and donate it to a nonprofit. Ask your Human Resources department if they participate in matching gift or workplace giving programs.
Planned Gifts: leave a legacy by including NILP in your will or trust or naming us as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy, retirement account, charitable gift annuity or donor-advised fund. These gifts can be arranged through your financial advisor or attorney.