ON-THE-MOVE COMMUNITY INTEGRATION

Rating: 4.97 stars   30 reviews

Issues: Disabilities, Human Services

Location: 4187 SE Division St Portland OR 97202 USA

Mission: 1. To assist adults with developmental disabilities in accessing meaningful, healthful, and environmentally responsible activities in our community. 2. To enrich the social fabric of our community through fuller participation of individuals with differences. 3. To increase social appreciation for human differences through modeling the celebration of diversity.
Results: Only 5 years old, On-the-Move has grown from serving 7 individuals with disabilities to 55 participants with a waiting list. We started a free reading class in 2012 and have given 40 students with special needs the opportunity to work on independent living skills. We trained 30 community members in inclusion and disability issues. Our commitment to sustainability achieved the silver rating certification in Portland's sustainability at work program and we have been voted in Oregon's Top 100 Green businesses for two years. We are thankful of the community support that has allowed us so many accomplishments in such a short time!
Target demographics: Adults with intellectual disabilites/ developmental disabilities
Direct beneficiaries per year: 55 adults with special needs in our community inclusion program; 40 adults with special needs in our reading class; 10 adults with special needs in Socializing Colorfully; 30 nondisabled community members in disability awareness/ inclusive practice trainings
Geographic areas served: Portland, OR and surrounding areas
Programs: Community Inclusion activities for adults with special needs Free reading classes for adults with special needs Socializing Colorfully program for persons of color with special needs Trainings for community members, business, and organizations about disability issues and inclusive practices

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Rating: 5 stars  

Our daughter moved to Portland last year to work for On the Move. We visited her at the On the Move facilities and had a chance to meet with the participants and the staff . Our son who has Down syndrome was with us and we were all very impressed by the enthusiasm, compassion and enjoyment that everyone was experiencing. We love all the photos and updates from On The Move's Facebook page. This is a group that is doing excellent work for the participants and the Portland community at large. We hope this organization continues to receive the so much needed financial support and community appreciation that is so richly deserves. We know from our own experience that On the Move is truly a wonderful , special organization that is not easily replicated.

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I like to do outings. I like which group and staff I am in. Walking! We go to new places. My favorite things are when we go see stages, like performances on stages, music concerts and acting and plays and stuff. I like doing journals. That is where each staff has cameras and they take pictures of people and things on the outing, and we make a journal page at the end of the day.

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Rating: 5 stars  

It is fun. We do lots of free stuff. We go to different places like art museums, galleries, concerts, and volunteer projects. We take the bus and the max to all kinds of places. We enjoy the nice sun outside! We can eat lunch outside on a nice sunny day. We do so many different activities.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I volunteer at the Oregon Zoo with On-the-Move. I volunteer at Happy Trails horses with On-the-Move. I get exercise and stay healthy. I make friends and spend time with friends.

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Rating: 5 stars  

On-the-Move is a great place to meet people. You can make friends. It's a good place to get help with your independent living skills. I would recommend On-the-Move to people I know like my friend and my family.

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I had the opportunity of meeting Molly and Leah through the Small Provider Ogr. Coalition and at a Town Hal meeting. These two ladies present exemplary status in the field of serving person's with disabilities. On-The-Move is full of exciting experiences opportunities that enrich the lives of the customers who attend their group events. Thank you Molly for your strong advocacy and efforts that you provided to the small provider org. community these past couple of months. You and your team are amazing!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I serve with the Executive Director, Molly Mayo on the Oregon Small Provider Org Coalition. She and Leah, the Program Manager work tirelessly to advocate for systems change to improve the independence, integration and accessibility for people with disabilities.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My daughter Nicole was one of the first On the move clients. She had so much fun hiking and doing all kinds of educational activities.

I also volunteered several times as a tutor for the reading program. The students are so delightful and eager to learn.
It is one of the few programs where the disabled are out in the community everyday.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

As a professional in this field I see lots of non profits who provide support to my customers but not all of them do what On-The-Move does. From hiking in different places in the Portland Metro area to volunteering at the food bank, OTM really enriches the lives of the people they touch. I have one customer in particular who goes to OTM and this customer absolutely loves the organization, she has grown so much with OTM, she takes the bus across town on her own to get there, her socialization skills and confidence have improved as well as the fact that she remains healthy with the activities OTM provides – thank you for founding such a great organization!

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Very Well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I had the pleasure of working for On-the-Move before I had to say goodbye to return to school. My time spent working for this wonderful organization was, to say the least, inspiring, and will not soon be forgotten. The staff, participants, and families involved are all unforgettable people who share a common goal of a world where diversity is celebrated and embraced by all.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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