The latest report from the United Way, explaining the financial hardships of people with disabilities in Frederick and in Maryland generally, was disheartening, but not especially surprising. If folks consider the lives of our disabled neighbors, they probably realize that being disabled brings financial challenges. The survey showed that half of all people with disabilities in Maryland are living in financial hardship. Here in Frederick, more city residents with disabilities are struggling than those in the rest of the county. The report also showed that disabled people of color are affected disproportionately.
Many people with disabilities need attention, financial help
August 9, 2022