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Washington, D.C.
 
 
 

Contact Information

If you, your business, or organization are interested in becoming a part of the Disability Initiative Workgroup, please contact Roger Caruth, DC EITC Campaign Coordinator, DC EITC Campaign, Outreach Workgroup at [email protected].  

If you are already a member of the Disability Initiative Workgroup and have questions regarding the IRS participation, then please contact LeAndra Thomas at [email protected].

 
Disability Initiative Workgroup Members

The DC EITC Campaign recognizes that it currently serves nearly a thousand individuals with disabilities at its various tax preparation sites throughout the campaign, making up approximately 15% of all clients. Previously the campaign did not attempt targeted outreach to this population. To increase the percentage of low to moderate-income district residents with disabilities being served by the campaign, CAAB has partnered with The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) to create marketing material that includes language describing available accommodations for clients with disabilities and work with RSA and direct-service providers to meet the specific needs of any clients with disabilities.

Increasing our outreach to individuals with disabilities will be central to our strategy and as such CAAB will be working to create an Outreach Workgroup for the Campaign. This collection of service providers, government agencies and asset-development organizations will be a central hub of information between the groups. Most frequently the limiting factor in meeting the programmatic needs of individuals with disabilities is the lack of appropriate information about programs and services available and their impact on individualsparticularly on their tax and benefit status. By creating this outreach workgroup and sharing a pool of common institutional knowledge, this problem can be mitigated, allowing all participating organizations to better serve the disability community.