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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Human Services, Mental Health, Philanthropy

Mission: The National Association of Injured & Disabled Workers is a nationally recognized 501 (c) (3) non-profit educational and humanitarian organization founded on first hand life experiences and dedicated to improving the quality of life of injured & disabled workers and their families by providing unlimited resources, support, guidance and grant-based financial aid to injured & disabled workers and their families suffering from the results of injury, illness, pain or disability! This mission is carried forward by: Advocacy Awareness Education Research Fighting & Eradicating Stigma Our Core Values: To lead with diversity, integrity, reliability, innovation and purpose! "No Worker Left Behind"®

Target demographics: injured workers, disabled workers, chronic pain, disability

Geographic areas served: International

Programs:

NAIDW will offer grants to the children of Injured & Disabled workers for the continuation of their college/trade-school educational needs.

Community Stories

51 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

8

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

NAIDW is a wonderful source of information for disabled workers. As a mental health professional, I know how essential it is for disabled people not to get isolated and lose hope. NAIDW, through it's terrific website and it's volunteers provides hope for all disabled workers. It helps people regain their place in the mainstream by affording them comraderie, humor, information to deal with complex legalistic and governmental problems, and opportunities to help others through volunteerism -- to name but a few of it's many benefits. It's people are warm, engaging, honest, and dedicated to helping disabled workers. I highly recommend it.

2 Lee_37

Client Served

Rating: 5

I became disabled after falling at work and breaking both femurs. NAIDW has provided a community where I can find resources and others who have gone down this path before me and I can learn from other's experience. When I had a specific question, I got a phone call with answers. This is an important organization for injured/disabled workers. It has helped maintain my sanity in an otherwise insane situation. Thank You!!!
Cecilia Slaughter

1 Rose26

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Was injured at work with much lacking of the resources the state of Ohio being utilized for the injured worker. Found this website on a day in my search of help from my work injury, and joined. As a member I have found this to be a great website to associate with other's whom are in some what of the same situation. A way to post, share thoughts, find a mutual understanding, it does not do what the agencies did not do for help, but it does not leave the public at a complete loss from so much lacking of what is supposed to be there for the public.

2 Kristy A.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I was injured at work and most people have not gone threw this experience. Your kinda just blindly wondering what do I do? Whats going to happen next? What rights do I have? And many more worries and frustrations. It was very much a comfort to find NAIDW. Reading about things other people were going threw and realizing I'm not alone helped me a lot. I also asked questions and they directed me to where I could find the answers. I can also relate to facebook posts. Sometimes they are funny and lighten my spirits and others just show me that others understand what I'm going threw. I got hurt 3 years ago and now I am finally legally declared fully disabled and recieve my disability checks. Pain management helps me have some kind of life other than in terrible pain in the bed day in and day out. I want to thank NAIDW for bieng a valuable ray of hope, in what seamed at the time, to be a hopeless situation. God Bless your organization!

1 Terri45

Client Served

Rating: 5

NAIDW has been an excellent resource for me with regard to workplace rights, medical information, disability benefits, & overall support.
Reading other disabled workers' posts/stories has given me a lot of hope & encouragement.

4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Resources are the best part of NAIDW's website. I use it often. If you are in need of assistance as an injured or disabled worker or know someone who does have a need, stop over at NAIDW's website. Finding the resources in one place is more useful than you would believe. You always know where to look for that special need.
Prescriptions for yourself and for your assistance animal or pet can cost high dollars. NAIDW offers discount prescription cards for you and for you assistance animal or pet. I asked for them and they were promptly sent. Now I use these discount cards quite often.
Discount prescriptions is only one benefit of using NAIDW's website. You can find legal resources, social connections, plus a plethora of other helps.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I truly appreciate the resources and uplifting positive nature !

4 Michael202

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

WOW ! Where do I start ? I'm still in awe & a joyful shock that Jon Arbay had a thought a dream a vision and acted on it for all who suffer. Iam very grateful and proud of this family. THANK YOU JON ARBY. You are a friend.

2 Catherine29

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It is a wonderful organization that provides essential information to disabled workers.

3

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

IT'S All because of you JON ARBAY that most of us aren't suffering with keeping it all bundled up inside feeling poor me and just letting your feelings and comments out is the very best therapy for anyone!!Thank You and the NAIDW Volunteers and all of these wonderful members joining in with us everyday& night that make it possible to cope with our pain and disabilities!!Gods Blessings to you and Gina for making me feel like a good life can still happen even though weeks before that iI thought I wasn't going to move Forward!!~~ROBBYGAUDET@NAIDW.ORG is a very great Title to have for just talking to oters and helping from the couch!!THESE ARE TRULY LIFE-CHANGING PEOPLE ON THIS SITE!!

2 Patty28

Volunteer

Rating: 5

In October 2012 I was fired from my job of 19 years as Public Notice Coordinator with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. They fired me for being both disabled and a whistle-blower under the guise of ludicrous charges of misconduct. I am fighting to get my job back. I have a case pending before the Missouri Administrative Hearing Commission, Case # 12-2263 PER. On 10/08/2013 I filed a separate ADA discrimination/whistle-blower complaint in Cole County Circuit Court, Case # 13AC-CC00592.

NAIDW has a "FundMe" app which is helping me fund my effort to get my job back.