Reshape Their World
Easing the way for children with mobility challenges
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What are the goals of ark?
ARK aims to help children living with mobility issues who reside in houses which were not built for their needs.
Here in Calgary, an ARK Home Accessibility Renovation can Reshape Their World making the everyday easier for these ARK Kids and their families.
What is our renovation Process?
A deserving child who struggles with mobility issues is nominated by someone in their lives. We determine if the child meets our basic requirements and the potential impact of an ARK Home Accessibility Renovation on the child.
— Meet the Family
We then meet with the family to assess the scope of the possible renovation and to verify that it is practical and beneficial to the child and family.
— Drafting, Planning and Permits
Once the decision has been made to go ahead with the renovation, we will then begin drafting and planning with as much input from the family as possible. With a plan in place, we then apply for all necessary permits.
— Fundraising and Awareness
ARK reaches out to the media, the public and our partners to secure funding and material resources for the renovation and raise awareness. This includes special events and social media campaigns.
Certified tradesmen work to modify rooms so that they are barrier-free. We then install accessibility equipment like stair lifts and ramps.
— Family walkthrough
Lastly, we complete a walkthrough with the family to introduce them to their new barrier-free living space.
Our first accessibility renovation will be to give a full bathroom renovation for Caleb. Caleb is a happy and spirited 8-year-old boy born with polymicrogyria, a neurological disorder.
We were thrilled to be able to add a lift to this renovation, allowing Jaydon to independently navigate his way to and from his brand new bathroom. It was ordered early in 2020 and was due to arrive in February or March…