Different Organization We Support & Collaborate With
American Cancer Society is a national, non-profit organization that is dedicated towards helping individuals who are dealing with cancer. The organization was founded in 1913 and now has millions of supporters with over 900 offices throughout the nation. Their motto is “To save lives by helping people get well, by finding cures, and fighting back.”
National Association of Mental Illness (NAMI) is a grassroots advocacy organization that provides support, education, and research for Americans facing mental illness. They have over 1,000 chapters throughout all of the United States and are mostly operated by volunteers. Their motto is “You are not alone.”
Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is a national, non-profit organization that engages in outreach, education, and advocacy about the two most common mental illnesses, depression and bipolar disorder. They also provide support services and resources to help improve the lives of people with mood disorders.
American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is a non-profit organization that promotes full civil rights for the disabled. They focus on advocating accessibility, accountability and equality as well as implementation and enforcement of disability nondiscrimination laws.
The Arc is a national community-based organization that advocates and serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. They have almost 700 state and local chapters throughout the United States and can assist with over 100 different types of disabling conditions.
National Autism Association is a national, non-profit organization that advocates and responds to the needs of the autism community by providing assistance and inspiring hope. They were founded in 2003 and have become one of the leading organizations in autism advocacy.
Disabled American Veterans (DAV) is a non-profit, federally chartered, veterans organization that was created on September 25, 1921 by Superior Court Judge Robert Marx to help assist the hundreds of thousands of injured veterans that returned from World War I. The organization advocates for veteran rights and provides several support services such as VA disability claim assistance to veterans and their families. Their motto is “Fulfilling our promises to the men and women who served."
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is a federally chartered, non-profit, veterans organization that was formed on September 23, 1899 by veterans of the Spanish-American War of the 17th U.S. Infantry. The organization strives to help veterans and their loved ones by providing support services as well as promoting patriotism and community development.
Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) is a non-profit, veterans organization that was founded in 1978 by Bobby Muller and Stuart F. Feldman. The organization is devoted to serving the needs of all veterans and has a founding principle of “Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another.”
American Legion is a non-profit, federally chartered, veterans organization formed by veterans of the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) on March 16th, 1919. The organization is the largest wartime veterans service organization that is dedicated toward advocating patriotism, sportsmanship, community-growth, national security and veteran support. Their motto is “For God and Country.”
AMVETS (American Veterans) is a non-profit, federally chartered, veterans organization that was established on December 10th, 1944 by American veterans who fought in World War II. The organization advocates for veterans of all wars to help improve the quality of life for them and their families.
Disability Care Center's Scholarships
We understand the financial burden that comes with higher education, especially for students who have a disability. We are now proud to offer $1,000 in annual scholarships to students suffering from a debilitating condition or pursuing special education as their major. Applicants are required to submit an essay based on the topic provided for the scholarship they are applying for. Each essay is read and judged by staff at the Disability Care Center.