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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Developmentally Disabled Centers, Disabilities, Human Services

Mission: Our mission is to enrich the social fabric of our community through fuller participation of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We envision a society that relies upon the diverse experiences of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Results: On-the-Move spends over 10,000 hours each year modeling inclusive practices for the broader community. Community members' lives are enriched when they are able to meet, interact, and engage with our participants and staff. Participants, staff and volunteers benefit too! We invest in people to ensure personal growth and empowerment for everyone who walks through our doors.

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 Healthy Relationships program for adults with special needs Trainings for community members, business, and organizations about disability issues and inclusive practices

Community Stories

13 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

I like On-the-Move! It's a joyful place. I really like all of the staff that are here. They spend a lot of time really getting to know people and understand everyone. I also enjoy all the activities- especially when we do arts and crafts and when we explore art galleries.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I like On-the-Move every day. because I hang out with my friends. I go to the potluck for volunteering at the food bank.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I love On-the-Move. The staff worry about my safety. We just have fun."

Client Served

Rating: 5

Shout out to On-the-Move staff who are understanding, helpful and friendly. My loved one participates in the program and continues to thrive. On-the-Move gives us purpose and much needed balance in our lives.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter was very hesitant and nervous her first day at On the Move. She came home that afternoon with the biggest smile and could not wait to go back. It has been about a year and she will soon be adding another day with the program. She has blossomed. She has more confidence with in the community, she has developed new interests and has a real bond with the staff and participants of On the Move. This is an amazing program with excellent, caring staff. We are so very grateful to be part of this organization. They change challenges into success stories.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I started with On-the-Move a long time ago. I think that On-the-Move helped me a lot for the reading class. It taught us how to make friends. I have a lot of memories with On-the-Move. The staff are great. We come together as a family. I feel safe in the community because of On-the-Move. We had a great year!