Memberships & Clientship!

aHAND4 ® Life! is a Membership, Not-for-Profit, Public Benefit Corporation, qualified by the IRS as a Public Charity ("tax-exempt", US 501c3). We offer qualified Memberships to people from many walks of life, including our Primary Beneficiaries, who have interest in the well-being and successful supported living of People with a chronic, Significant Physical Disability due to Development (PSPD).

Regarding PSPD, for those PSPD who do not meet the low income limits required for PSPD Membership, we also utilize our expertise and leverage resources to provide Services identical to those offered to PSPD Members for "Service-for-Fee", and excluding the THINGS! Program, which is exclusively funded by Public Donations and offered only to qualified low-income PSPD Members.



Our Memberships are the Foundation of our "Not-for-Profit"!

aHAND4 ® Life! Founder, Mr. Edward W. LeMahieu, set out to author Articles of Incorporation that would stand the test of time for PSPD, and create an Organization of appropriately balanced participative Government to guide the evolution of the Organization in perpetuity. He utilized the State and IRS permitted Organization type of "Membership-Non Profit" - because he believes it accomplishes this purpose and creates the most effective, fair, adaptive Organization for Service, with accountability. So aHAND4 ® Life! is firstly a "Membership" Organization!


Clientship leverages Resources to others needs!

It is obvious that much of >aHAND4 ® Life!'s experience, capability and certain resources can ALSO Serve those who may not meet the strict, low financial income and net worth limitations required of Members. So, to help fund all our Operations, we leverage such & and offer Services to the Public, in the Categories listed below, in "Client Relationships", ("Clientship!"), in a "Service for Fee" Model. These are offered at market, negotiated fee(s), under Letter Agreement or Contract. Please see the select categories below, and ...




  • To "Apply" for Membership, please "Register!" first. Then "Apply" in the Category confirmed in your Registration.




Membership & Clientship Process!


A

Review
Requirements
& Register!

Select the best Category for you based on the Description and who you are. Review the related materials and our Policies. Then select Register! here or any page. We will review and confirm as possible.
B

Prepare &
and Apply!,
or Renew!

With your Registration ID and confirmed Member Category, gather required materials and select the correct "Apply" below. Complete your Online Application. To Renew, select "Renew" (use your Member ID).
C

Our
Review &
Decision

We will review your Application and reply by Email & Letter, within fifteen (15) days, with our "Election" decision, or questions. Membership is "Approved" upon Letter signature and provision of Dues.
D

Begin!
Participate!
Renew!

A Member Certificate is then mailed (Clients are notified), and we begin "Membership or Clientship". For PSPD Members or Clients, the Next Step is a first Televideo conference to develop "YOUR Life Plan!".


Member & Client Categories!



PEOPLE with a SPD (PSPD)!

CLASS A - Elects 3 Directors
Clients elect NO Directors
Foremost, aHAND4 ® Life! foremost seeks People with a qualified Significant Physical Disability (PSPD), to be our Primary Beneficiaries! If elected Director, your input is critical to accomplish our "Mission". See "The Need is GREAT!"

Parents of PSPD!

CLASS B - Elects 2 Directors
Clients elect NO Directors
aHAND4 ® Life! also seeks motivated parents, guardians, and/or conservators of People with a qualified Significant Physical Disability (Parents of PSPD). Your interest & participation is essential. If elected Director, it's critical to accomplish our "Mission".

Mastering Parents (PSPD)!

CLASS C - Elects 4 Directors
aHAND4 ® Life! seeks accomplished Professional Leaders from our Class B members, for a unique role in the Organization. The Chairman may only be elected from Class C, for the unique skills necessary to promote the Organization and accomplish our "Mission".




Caregivers of PSPD!

CLASS D - Elects 2 Directors
Clients elect NO Directors
aHAND4 ® Life! also seeks motivated home caregivers of People with a qualified Significant Physical Disability. Your interest & participation is also essential - if elected Director, critical to accomplish our "Mission".

Professionals!

CLASS E - Elects 2 Directors
aHAND4 ® Life! seeks successful Professionals (advanced vocation and/or education), AND demonstrated success as Parent and/or involvement with the Disabled. Your support is essential - if elected Director, critical to our "Mission".

Government Officials!

CLASS F - Elects 3 Directors
aHAND4 ® Life! challenges itself to "reduce the burden of government" regarding the disabled. Thus, we also seek government servants as permitted. Your unique insights & passion are also important to further our "Mission".




Golden (Professional Advisors, Sponsors & Partners!)

CLASS G - Non-voting (elects no Directors)
aHAND4 ® Life! provides this Membership ("G" is for Golden!) for the following: 1) Professionals who have little or no Parenting experience or the care of someone disabled (Class E); OR 2) Sponsors and Partners, who have a special relationship with our Organization beyond simply "donating", OR 3) Champion Supporters ("high-level" - Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze) level - if they wish a Membership. As a Member, each receives a membership Certificate and is provided special access and recognition beyond ordinary Supporter donors. Join Us! today!