InSpirit has been helping people living with quadriplegia in Northern California stay healthy and live at home since 1987.
Our main task is providing financial aid for our recipients so that they may hire personal care attendants. We also assist with a variety of other essential needs and services which facilitate health, well-being and independent activity.
What is so precious about living in your own home? For people with quadriplegia, it means having the freedom to make decisions about their physical needs and their personal care, as well as ordinary daily choices such as what to eat and when.
These simple yet cherished freedoms are not possible without adequate support for attendant care.
InSpirit was founded by Aneice Taylor after she suffered a spinal cord injury in 1982. In her words, she found "Completely paralyzed persons live with a constant insecurity about being alone at crucial times. It is a daunting task to find attendants, arrange schedules and ensure that you have someone present when you need them -– especially if you cannot pay a reasonable wage. Those who live with family are more insulated from that fear, although dependence on family alone has its own challenges.”
InSpirit impacts the lives of people affected by quadriplegia by bringing stability, health and peace of mind to those who had little hope of improving their physical and financial dilemma. The heart of InSpirit's work is helping people affected by quadriplegia with funding for attendant care and other essential services.