The Disability Resource Center is a 501( C ) (3)  federal and state tax exempt charitable organization which relies on your donations as well as federal and state contracts using your taxes for our funding.  At times,  we receive local grants, such as Community Development Block Grant funds from the City of Salem, and local charitable donations, such as from the Salem Five Charitable Foundation, donations from businesses through our All People Accessible Business (APAB), Commonwealth of Massachusetts Employee Charitable Contributions, and from individuals and organizations. We accept donations for social events as well as memberships to our organization. 

We appreciate your ongoing support of the Disability Resource Center. Your support allows us to continue the vital work of advocacy with and on behalf of all people in our community living with a disability to live as independently as they choose.  You can make a donation using Pay Pal, or you can send us a check made out to the DRC and mail it to:

Disability Resource Center
27 Congress Street
Suite 107
Salem, MA 01970

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Joan Nielsen Fund

Joan Nielsen FundJoan Nielsen and Gil Adrien, along with others in the community started the North Shore Self Help group in 1978, as an advocacy and social networking grass roots organization for those living with physical disabilities. This was when the Disability Rights and Independent Living movement began nationally. Joan also started the North Shore Transit, a precursor to The Ride para-transit services, which began in 1982.  Inspite of the fact that Joan had Guillain-Barré disease, which affected her mobility and other systems, she was a fierce advocate for independent living. She and Gil wanted to establish services for the North Shore and Cape Ann. She and Gil worked with Charlie Carr, Northeast Independent Living Program Director, and formerly the Commissioner for the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission, to forge the ILC of the North Shore and Cape Ann (ILCNSCA), which became incorporation in 1987.

Joan deeply understood the premise of the Independent Living Centers, nothing about us without us, and those  living with disabilities.  She was a strong role model for living fully and independently.

This fund continues Joan's mission of inclusion and independence for everyone.

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27 Congress Street, Suite 107
Salem, MA 01970
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