Disability Advocates of Northwest North Carolina

Disability
advocates

Disability Advocates of Northwest North Carolina is a non-profit organization that assists individuals with disabilities to obtain social security disability and related benefits.  Our work empowers individuals with disabilities and those experiencing homelessness and allows them to live more secure, stable, and independent lives.  

Who We Are

What We Do

About Us

  • Assist individuals with disabilities with their applications for Social Security Disability Insurance, Supplemental Security Income, Medicare and Medicaid benefits 
  • Help individuals to overcome homelessness through efforts to link individuals to benefits for which they qualify 
  • Educate and work cooperatively with area churches and the general community about the needs of and resources for individuals  who are disabled  

Formerly known as Triad Disability Advocates, our organization was founded in the 1990s by Kermit Bailey, an Episcopal deacon. Disability Advocates started as an organization that helped individuals with disabilities and those experiencing homelessness to obtain disability benefits. We continue to serve as a bridge to enable individuals in need to obtain the financial means to overcome homelessness and barriers to treatment.

Disability Advocates seeks to partner with the Winston-Salem community to ensure reduced or no-cost access to Social Security disability advocacy and community resources.

By The Numbers
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PEOPLE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS IN WINSTON-SALEM​
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people who are CHRONICALLY HOMELESS, SEVERELY MENTALLY ILL​
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AVERAGE MONTHLY NUMBER OF people who are CHRONICALLY HOMELESS​

our staff


Amanda J. Fitzgerald, JD
Interim Executive Director

Amanda joined Disability Advocates in July 2021.  She brings a legal background and 11+ years of non-profit and philanthropic experience to the role.  Amanda’s goal with Disability Advocates is to actualize the Board of Directors’ Strategic Plan, build the organization’s client base, and develop non-profit partnerships.

 

 

 

 

Attorneys

Disability Advocates works with veteran disability attorneys to represent clients at the Administrative Law Judge and Appeals Council level of the disability application process.

Board Of Directors 

Casey Capstick – Board Chair,  Hands on Northwest North Carolina; Americorps VISTA Member

Fleming El Amin – Vice Chair, Forsyth County Commissioner for District A

Dr. Quiteya Walker, LPCA, NCC, CRC, Associate Professor, Winston Salem State University

Rev. John D. Rights – Secretary, Pastor, Konnoak Hills Moravian Church

Alison Westbrook, Forsyth County Department of Social Service, Adult Medicaid

Support our organization

Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to Disability Advocates by clicking the Donate Now button. Funds raised through private dollars allow us to offer advocacy services free of charge to eligible individuals.

Information about our organization and our filing status can be found here.

We are always looking to expand our community partnerships so that we can work together to truly affect people’s lives. Feel free to contact us through the link below.

 

Contact Us

Hours of Operation:

Mon. – Fri.
By Appointment Only

 
Address:

1416 Bolton Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27103

Email:  advocates@dannc.org

Phone: 336-760-9600    Fax: 336-760-9699.

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