Parker residents receives ADA home makeover

Home Builders Foundation works with partners on remodel so teen can enter, exit home more safely

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Posted 7/8/19

The home of a Parker teenager was renovated so she can access both floors of the house and help her more safely and independently enter and leave, thanks to the Home Builders Foundation in …

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Parker residents receives ADA home makeover

Home Builders Foundation works with partners on remodel so teen can enter, exit home more safely

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The home of a Parker teenager was renovated so she can access both floors of the house and help her more safely and independently enter and leave, thanks to the Home Builders Foundation in partnership with Ascent Mobility.

Aloukika P. lives with a congenital defect called caudal regression syndrome in which there is abnormal fetal development of the lower spine. The family needed help with the modifications, which inluded a vertical platform lift, automatic door opener and custom curved stair lift. They applied for help from the Home Builders Foundation, a metro-Denver based nonprofit that modifies homes to make them accessible so that individuals living with a disability can live safe, independent lives once again.

After receiving Aloukika's request for assistance, the foundation visited the home to assess the project.

The foundation leverages the dollars it raises and grants toward projects to be worth much more, thanks to their partnerships in the home building industry. The equipment needed for Aloukika were hard, fixed-costs, which posed a unique challenge.

Ascent Mobilty, one of the foundation's partners, offered the modifications at cost, and the foundation rallied more than 40 donors to support the project. With the necessary money raised, the project was completed this spring.

The value of the project is more than $25,000, but thanks to the foundation, donors and Ascent Mobility, Aloukika's family received the modifications at no cost.

Learn more about the foundation at www.hbfdenver.org.

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