[nfb-talk] Finding an assistant

Judy Jones Judy.Jones at icbvi.idaho.gov
Tue Feb 28 23:07:10 UTC 2017

I most definitely would not with a capital N, trust them with any confidential information.

A good place to check for an assistant/driver are churches.  These days, maybe just me, I would not trust Craig's list or the paper either.  Check around with the people you know who might know someone.  If you can find a few, you can develop a pool to call on.

If you have very personal information you need to divulge, make an appointment with personnel at your bank.

Hope this helps.

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Subject: [nfb-talk] Finding an assistant

Hi all,

I have recently lost my eyesight. I am thinking about finding a paid sighted assistant to help me here and there occasionally. Could someone please recommend a way to find an assistant for hire?

Unfortunately I don't have any relatives in this country (I live in Washington state). My friends can help me sometimes, but they are all busy, and I would like to find a reliable way of solving small problems, like filling out a form or walking me to a new unfamiliar place.

I don't need assistant's services often; perhaps an hour every week or even every two weeks. I can afford paying a reasonable amount of money for this. I tried craigslist in my area, but I only saw professionals like dentist's assistants offering their servies.

And also do you guys think is it ok to trust a paid assistant some sensitive information, like my SSN?

(This is my first message here, so please forgive me if it's not the right place to discuss such a question).


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