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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

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

Community Stories

16 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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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.

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!

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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.

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.

3 Margaret36

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This site is Amazing, caring,loving, people. Always there for me when I have a question.
Best information there is on the web.
I referred friends of mine AS well AS they shared it with there friends.
They care more then the system does!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 3

I was injured in 1975 by two forklifts crushing my femur making one leg shorter then the either I also lost rotation in my knee. In 1989 I herniated a disk requirering surgery. I have had numerous Attorneys Judges and Doctors who have failed to properly reconize my medical conditions, to avoid proper treatment. I joined V.O.i.C.E.S. Florida a Non -profit Organization as a representative for the Tallahassee Florida area the president (Beverley Haire)R.I.P. passed the torch which was passed again The organization has not led up to what I feel injured workers need I feel they are about compromise which is stealing someones care. I used one of their attorneys and they used a deposition of a deceased doctor that was never taken on my case the Judge wrote a appreviated order that gave me 10 days to ask for a more detailed order that I didn't receive in time. Luckly that Judge was removed and I had a fair Judge who stopped that order but the Judge I have now isn't a fair Judge I am trying to get mt Nacotic meds that I have been on for years the adjuster has stopped them with little concerns for my health. It has been very challening and I willn't give in

3 Judith11

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Every day, NAIDW provides important documents, articles and links for information to the online community of Facebook. Their contribution is very important because they do not promote sensationalism or bogus medicine. They promote open conversations about health issues, conditions, disorders, diseases and syndromes that would normally require someone to join many different groups to get the same effect. I look forward to their posts everyday, and am grateful for the work they do!

2 Shawn T.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

NAIDW has been great to me so far. Right I was greeted and felt right at home. They have a lot of information on all kinds of topics and are very nice and caring.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization provides a site not only containing valuable information, but a 'life-line' for those needing assistance at a most crucial time in their life. Just having information readily available and knowing others are there that have experienced the same challenges helps. This is not a judgemental or one-sided organization. Providing assistance and guidance is truly the objective and goal of this organization....a real benefit for those needing it most. Doctors, lawyers, various other industries and organizations have subscribed and supported this organization in addition to the disabled and injured.....that speaks volumes, in my opinion!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I think that NAIDW is a foundation that provides everything an injured work needs in the way of information, support and assistance during a time when an injured worker needs the most help. NAIDW provides everything from attorneys and doctors, expectations, sharing personal experiences and provides answers to many questions. As a result and most importantly, it supports families and relationships during a very difficult time in one’s life. I speak from first hand experience, as my husband was an injured worker and now on permanent disability. NAIDW was not in existence at that time so there wasn’t any help or support to be found. The endless hours of phone calls, paperwork, and the run around was devastating while simultaneously facing multiple surgeries, no income and an unknown future. I wish this foundation was available 6-7 years ago as it would have tremendously eased the burden and stress, providing guidance and answers versus isolation and depression. Kudos to NAIDW and it founder!

1 Jim_11

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

i was injured on the job. 12 years later, i am still fighting a legal battle with my former employer. i appreciate the information i get from the National Association of Injured and Disabled Workers - it is concise, useful and worth sharing with other disabled people i come into contact with.

1 Stacey G.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My husband was injured at work 26 months ago. Up until a week ago I felt as if we were paving this road by ourselves...then I happened to find this group. WOW...what a wealth of information! Everyone that I have spoke to has been kind, helpful and generous with their time to answer any and all questions that I have had! I wish I would have had NAIDW on my side since day 1!!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was introduced to this site by my neighbor whom is an injured worker. I have learned through his experiences just how difficult it is for them to get the information, support and resources to recover physically, emotionally and financially from the devastating effects of being injured on the job. The injured worker and their family are basically left to manuever their way through the red tape to get the assistance and support that is needed and due to them. This site is the guide for you. It leads you to the resources that are out there for you. It also provides a social support and networking forum where injured workers and their families can lean on one another. This is critical in the emotional recovery; you are not alone. This site also sheds light for those of us who have not experienced this first hand; you can read the stories of injured workers all over and their plight for basic survival. This site has definitely filled a critical need in the injured workers ability to fully recover.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am a big supporter of the The national association of injured and disable workers. I have friends that got injured on the job, and ended up without any help or support from the employer or the goverment. The employers are fighting the injured workers with everything they have. They have powerful attorneys and deep pockets to defend themselves. We need to stand by the weak and support humanity.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My workplace, Kaiser Permanente in Bellflower, was transferred onto a 70 yr Contaminated Superfund site in Downey. All the years I worked at Bellflower, people were sick and many co-workers died. I had no idea the pain I had suffered for many years could be attributed to TOXIC Exposure-Indoor Vapor Intrusion/ Groundwater Radiation and Toxins. Once I was moved onto the Downey site my body could take no more and I became Poisoned and Disabled. There are many like me who are very sick now but may not know why. One of the the Injured Workers from the Downey Studio Area, Wife contacted me with an urgent problem regarding her husbands Disability and Cancer Treatments. I had no answers for her but told her I would help to find out. I contacted the NAIDW and left a message. I few minuets later I received a call back and was greeted warmly AND to my surprise, with much helpfull information, not only for the Injured Worker's Wife, but helpful information that I could use also. Thank You NAIDW !

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I think that NAIDW has wonderful resources for a injured worker. My husband has experienced the ups and downs of a work related injury. This association is full of guidance and direction. Keep NAIDW in mind, you may never know if you or a loved one may fall victim to a disabling injury.