My Possibilities

Rating: 4.96 stars   24 reviews

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Location: 1631 Dorchester Drive Plano TX 75075 USA

Mission: My Possibilities is a college-like center of continued learning that will increase independence, enhance quality of life, and preserve dignity of adults with cognitive disabilities.
Results: My Possibilities has grown to serve over 200 adults with disabilities each week in our first five years and have moved into our own facility. We continue to seek opportunities to expand and grow our services and programs for our HIPsters (Hugely Important People).
Target demographics: adults with special needs
Geographic areas served: North Texas
Programs: educational training in social skills, independent living skills, vocational skills as well as creative expression and personal health and wellness training.
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EIN 26-1509133
469-241-9100
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Rating: 5 stars  

My Possibilities is the ONLY "day hab" that provides actual, meaningful instruction. The staff recognizes that HIPSTERS are quite capable of improving employability and self help skills and work with each individual to help them be the best they can be! My Possibilities is so unique and special.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My Possibilities is a non-profit organization desperately needed in our community. Children with disabilities that age out of the local school system now have a day center that treats them with respect, dignity, and kindness. Adults with Disabilities or what My Possibilities likes to call - HIPsters (Hugely Important People) are taught vocational skills; work skills, livings skills, etc. My Possibilities uses music therapy, art therapy and much, much more. I have never seen a more dedicated staff and group of volunteers than those at My Possibilities. Visit their facility and see if you are not moved by what is happening there! The power of love and kindness is overflowing and is helping so many people. My heart overflows every time I am there. As a parent, I have looked into the eyes of some of the HIPsters' parents and have seen the relief. I have spoken to them and they are so thankful that My Possibilities exists. As one mom said to me on the dance floor at the MP Gala (which was really a prom for the HIPsters), "She is so happy. I cannot believe she is all dressed up and out on a dance floor having so much fun. I never thought that she or I would ever experience this." Ugh! I hugged her and my child without a disability and my husband watched and felt the live and joy danced with HIPsters and their families as they smiled and simply had the time of their lives. My Possibilities is just awesome!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have volunteered for years with My Possibilities because I believe in their mission and they work so hard it makes you want to join in and work hard too for these hugely important people they support. Everyone on the staff there goes the extra mile and you see it in everything MP does. Their building is one of the happiest places in town where people feel comfortable, learn and express themselves. It's amazing to see people with disabilities come and enjoy all the things that we take for granted whether it be earning a paycheck, creating a piece of art work, hanging out with friends at social events... It's all happening here. I remember when this place was just a small startup and now they are servicing so many families. The special needs community is greatly under served in our country and it is wonderful to see a non-profit set up and be exactly what these people needed and more.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My Possibilities is like no other!!! My family has looked for a program for my brother for years and now that I am in the Plano area our lives have been changed for the better! My brother is happier than he has been in years - all thanks to the joy My Possibilities gives him! Every teacher and volunteer is fully devoted to the program, the HIPsters and their families. Truly an incredible place!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Great place for Adults with Disabilities with Staff that go above and beyond to continue in each and every one of the clients the places they need help with becoming a fully independent Adult.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

No changes

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I don't have a family member with disabilities, but my whole family assisted with some of the set up of My Possibilities (designing the logo, setting up the first website etc.) and all of us happily volunteered our time over the past 5 years.

Due to my personal volunteering, I was asked to join the MP Staff team on a part-time basis in 2010 As MP has grown this position is now a full time position. Not only does MP look after the HIPsters, they also look after their staff too! We are all one big family. I love working here and spending some time each day with the wonderful HIPsters who attend.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I have been volunteering at My Possibilities as a receptionist since I retired from my "real job" last March. My Possibilities provides training, fun and socialization for adults with cognitive disabilities known as HIPsters. (Hugely Important People) Aside from learning, HIPsters are happy and productive in this environment. It's a rocking place to be. I enjoy working there and I think MP accomplishes great things!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

My Possibilities is a one-of-a-kind nonprofit organization offering adults with disabilities continued education and socialization opportunities. It allows the HIPsters to become confident and independent individuals. I've learned so much about myself and others in the short time I've been here. It's been such a rewarding experience so far!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Been volunteering here for a couple of years now, and I cannot even express how much I LOVE My Possibilities! The staff is beyond fabulous, and the HIPsters receive such an enriching program with their time here!

Back in 2007, I first learned about MP when I was working as a special education teacher at a nearby high school. Part of my responsibilities included helping parents and guardians seek out options for their special needs student post graduation. During my time as an educator, I toured and experienced many different local day habilitation and workshop programs, and I can say with confidence that this is the ONLY one I would let my own child attend.

Even my friends and my family all know how in love I am with this facility. I find myself singing the praises of MP all over town, in line at the grocery store, at the dog park, everywhere!

I encourage any parent to call for information and a tour, and I encourage any private citizen to consider making a donation of either time, money, or perhaps a product and/or professional service to benefit MP at upcoming fundraisers and silent auctions!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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