Rebuilding All Goals Efficiently, Inc. (RAGE) was founded in 2005 by Reggie Bennett, a long time Nevada advocate for individuals with disabilities.
As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization funded under State and Federal grants, it has facilitated the process for consumers to 'Unlock the doors to independence!"
The State of Nevada's Independent Living (IL) Services program was the first offered by our organization and it continues today as the foundation of all services and resources. Eligible consumers can receive items such as home or vehicle modifications and other assistive technology to help them avoid institutionalization and maintain a quality of life.
RAGE is committed to mentoring and assisting the senior and/or disabled consumer to achieve a higher quality of life by empowering them to judge, direct, and manage the services they need. We counsel the consumer about being self-reliant and we facilitate their efforts to achieve self sufficiency and independence in the home and community.
Additional programs quickly followed: In 2006 the Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Network, which included Brothers on Wheels (BOW) and then Women on Wheels (WOW) were formed. 2007 brought another major expansion when we became the first Aging and Disability Resource Center in Nevada. Our staff expanded and we augmented the assistance we were able to provide.
2008 brought the fulfillment of our founder's lifelong dream - Reggie Bennett opened Nevada's first and only wheelchair accessible gym under funding from the Neilson Foundation and a business alliance with Gold's Gym of Las Vegas, officially starting the Fitness Mentoring program.
The Working for Independence (WFI) grant came later on in 2008 and enabled us to offer employment transition training and services. Through this program funding, we are well known for the successes of our CRAVE week-long summer camps held yearly at UNLV in June.
The summer of 2012 added the Ryan White Part B (RWPB) grant program to our services. As part of our ‘one point of entry’ initiative for consumer needs, this program adds educational outreach, testing referral services and program eligibility re-certification for the HIV/AIDS community and those at risk for HIV/AIDS.
The Spring of 2013 we transitioned a staff member into an office within a senior residence facility in Henderson. We also renovated space in our offices into a demonstration area where consumers can preview some of the assistive technology items offered through our funding programs.
For 2014, we received funding to re-add a focus to public benefit programs offering low income subsidy programs under federally funded - Money Follows the Person (MFP) and the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA). During the Summer and Fall, we will be facilitating camps in conjunction with the City of Las Vegas and the Clark County School System for thos withe developmental and physical disabilities: 2 weeklong camps; Special Olympics and Paralympics, and 2 weekend camps for adults with developmental disabilities.
We continue facilitating our programs with a staff of 8, who cover a wide range of public benefit programs for consumers by providing general information and referral, eligibility criteria and application assistance, through to full case management for independent living.
We assist about 1800 consumers yearly through state and federal grant funding, foundation and local donors, or community based resources. And, we are also very fortunate to have a committed and involved Board of Directors, whose support is invaluable to our successes.