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Ramp Up


No one should ever be just a few steps away from independence.

Ramp Up provides ramps and interior modifications that make homes accessible to people with disabilities. By overcoming obstacles as simple — and insurmountable — as a few steps, Ramp Up paves the way to greater freedom for people with limited mobility.

Adding a ramp or stair lift, or making a kitchen and bath accessible, can cost thousands of dollars. Between the high cost of care and sometimes limited employment opportunities, many who need home modifications cannot afford them. Right now, 400 people are on the waiting list for Ramp Up assistance. Without help, they could be marginalized or even institutionalized. But with Ramp Up, they can participate in their community, share a richer home life and follow where their dreams lead them.

If you need home modifications, please begin by downloading our Intake Form. For more information contact Greg Grill, 708-444-8460 x231, fax 708-429-3981, email RampUp@ucpnet.org.

Ramp Up on ABC 7


See Ramp Up in the News: ‘Sisters’ Gain Their Independence – May 15, 2008
“When my husband, Robin, became a paraplegic in 2003, our lives changes forever. Little things we once took for granted became enormous problems. He was unable to get into our bathroom, and leaving the house took tremendous effort. But thanks to Ramp UP, he can enter our newly remodeled bathroom with ease, and enter and exit our home unassisted. Words cannot express our gratitude.”

- Janice


You can help.


To serve those who need us most, Ramp Up relies on major funding from the Chicago Department of Housing (DOH) and Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA). We appreciate their support, but such limited funds enable Ramp Up to help only a small percentage of the people who come to us for assistance.

You can help us close the gap. Support Ramp Up through your donations. Ramp Up also welcomes contributions of building materials, labor and design services. For more information contact Greg Grill, 708-444-8460 x231, fax 708-429-3981, email RampUp@ucpnet.org. .

Ramp Up relies on volunteers in communities throughout the Chicago area to help with: Find out how you can be part of Ramp Up’s outreach. For more information contact Greg Grill, 708-444-8460 x231, fax 708-429-3981, email RampUp@ucpnet.org.


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