Our vision

The unemployment rate for disabled and chronically ill persons is more than double that of non-disabled individuals, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Chronically Capable aims to eliminate this vast gap.

Chronically Capable is an employment platform that connects chronically ill professionals to companies looking to hire a digital workforce and meet the 7% utilization goal required under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act.

Five years from now, we hope to have eliminated the unemployment gap between chronically ill and non-ill Americans, giving these individuals a sense of purpose, financial independence and security.

Note from our founder

My name is Hannah and I’m a Lyme survivor with deep roots in the chronic illness community, serving as a global ambassador for InvisiYouth Charity, a National Lyme Ambassador, and a frequent panelist at diversity and inclusion conferences.

The idea for Chronically Capable arose after I had to leave my dream job due to the aggressive treatment schedule for Lyme disease that required me to be on an IV for up to 6 hours per day. Although my ambition and intellect were intact, the physical demands of a traditional workplace environment could not co-exist with my life-saving treatment.

In Washington D.C., I met an innovative tech team that was in the process of developing products to support remote organizations, and together we decided to found Chronically Capable to make sure no one ever has to decide between their health and work ambitions again.