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Frequently Asked Questions about ABILITY Awareness


Following are some of the most Frequently Asked Questions about ABILITY Awareness, and their brilliant answers!

Q: What is the difference between ABILITY Awareness and an ABILITY Build?

A:  The name of the nonprofit organization is ABILITY Awareness. The ABILITY Build is ABILITY Awareness’ hallmark program.

Q: Is the primary purpose of an ABILITY Build to provide affordable housing to low-income people?

A: No, the ABILITY Build program was created primarily to engage people with disabilities or health conditions as volunteers, highlighting their skills, talents and potential as employees, volunteers and mentors. The fact that a family where one or more members have disabilities receives an accessible low-income home is a wonderful bi-product.

Q: How do you choose where to build?
A: ABILITY Awareness goes where we are asked to help. We partner with local Habitat for Humanity affiliates and Fuller Center for Housing Covenant Partners.

Q: How can I own an ABILITY House or have renovations made to home to make it accessible?

A: ABILITY Awareness partners with local nonprofit building organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and the Fuller Center for Housing. All homeowner decisions are made by the local partners. For more information, click here.

Q: How can I volunteer on an ABILITY Build?

A: Each site has its own volunteer schedule and opportunities. To see if there's a build happening in your area, click here.


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