Heather Jackson

Heather Jackson

Disability Advocate
IL Skills Development
Brief info

Heather is a Disability Advocate for SAIL, Superior Alliance for Independent Living. Her background is in Homelessness Prevention Self-Sufficiency and Outreach. She has worked with the public as a liaison to seek financial assistance for many years and has many resources for consumers. Heather feels that she best fits this role as she was herself once in need of services and struggled to find such.

She has lived in the Upper Peninsula for her whole life with no plans to leave. Heather enjoys spending time with her family and cooking in her free time.



A Few Kind Words

"Disability Network has allowed me to share ways to deal with social issues, given me new ideas about technology and other accommodations, helped me to share and release stress, and increased my self esteem."

Geri Taeckens

"As an intern at SAIL, I have been able to direct many people toward programs or organizations that may help people live more independently. Every time a goal is accomplished, the feeling of success is totally noticeable. Even with one client at a time, the community is noticing that this organization cares about our clients and the communities in which they serve."

Jennifer Webber

"I want to improve acceptance, community integration and employment opportunities for people in my community who have disabilities. They are individuals with strengths and challenges just like everyone else."

Kris Keranen
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