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Texas Ramp Project (Nonprofit )

The Texas Ramp Project builds wheelchair ramps for disabled or elderly people who can’t afford to buy one. In a few hours on a Saturday morning, we give these folks the freedom to leave their home again - the home where they want to remain but whose steps have imprisoned them.

The Ramp Referral Process

If you are a social worker and/or healthcare professional -

Have a client who needs a ramp? You are in the right place. All you need to do is complete the online referral form to start the process.

Priority is given to clients from Hospice facilities, dialysis patients, and those who are living alone and are unable to exit their home. Those three priority classes have a l"button" at the bottom of the referral form. If you feel your client needs priority and he/she does not fit any of these three categories, please indicate so (and why) in any of the free-form text boxes. A common example is an acute patient about to discharge from a medical facility to the home - e.g. auto accident amputee living in a mobile home, etc.

If you are someone who needs a ramp -

We cannot take your referral directly. We do not interact directly with potential clients. You will be MUCH better served if you ask your social worker or healthcare professional to make the referral to us, as he or she will already have a working relationship with us, and will already have established your physical and financial need.

John Laine - Executive Director
Garner McNett - President
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The Texas Ramp Project builds wheelchair ramps for disabled or elderly people who can’t afford to buy one. In a few hours on a Saturday morning, we give these folks the freedom to leave their home again - the home where they want to remain but whose steps have imprisoned them.

The Ramp Referral Process

If you are a social worker and/or healthcare professional -

Have a client who needs a ramp? You are in the right place. All you need to do is complete the online referral form to start the process.

Priority is given to clients from Hospice facilities, dialysis patients, and those who are living alone and are unable to exit their home. Those three priority classes have a "button" at the bottom of the referral form. If you feel your client needs priority and he/she does not fit any of these three categories, please indicate so (and why) in any of the free-form text boxes. A common example is an acute patient about to discharge from a medical facility to the home - e.g. auto accident amputee living in a mobile home, etc.

If you are someone who needs a ramp -

We cannot take your referral directly. We do not interact directly with potential clients. You will be MUCH better served if you ask your social worker or healthcare professional to make the referral to us, as he or she will already have a working relationship with us, and will already have established your physical and financial need.

Updated within the last year

Ramp Building Volunteers:

If you’d like to become involved in the building of ramps for our clients, either as an individual or a group, please contact us with a note of your interest to [email protected] or fill out the volunteer request form and we’ll make sure the right person/city/county receives your message. Some regions have more detailed volunteer information and build schedules online.

Other Volunteer Opportunities:

In addition to the actual building, we have other important things that need to get done in order for us to achieve our objectives. If you would be interested in helping with activities such as administration, marketing, information technology, grant writing, etc. Please send an email to [email protected].

Volunteers are needed in all of the regions we serve:

San Antonio Central - Most of Bexar, Karnes, and Wilson Counties

San Antonio South - Southernmost Bexar County and Atascosa, Frio, and Medina Counties

San Antonio Northeast - Comal and Guadalupe Counties

San Antonio Northwest - Bandera, Gillespie, Kendall, and Kerr Counties

Click here for volunteer application.

  • Plan on staying until the ramp is finished. Some ramps take longer than others due to size, complexity, and amount of on-site customization. If you must leave at a certain time, please make this known at the warehouse as ramp assignments are being made. On average, ramps are finished by 2:00 PM but that is not a guarantee.
  • Be prepared for safe construction work – flip flops or similar shoes are unsafe and should not be worn. We also need to have at least two adults able to use an electric drill/screwdriver and assist other volunteers.
  • Bring drills (at least one for every two people), work gloves, lunch (or snacks) and plenty of water.
  • We’re sorry, but insurance prevents us from allowing kids under the age of 16 on the build site.  We also ask that there be at least two adult supervisors at the site (in case one has to leave and take someone somewhere, there would still be a supervisor on site for the remainder of the minors.  We do, however, have painting opportunities that might be suitable for kids 12 and older.
  • We cannot transport minors to/from the site.
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Updated within the last 4 months.