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
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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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: 4 stars  

My daughter has been with OTM since the beginning. as a mother my daughter is in a place that is safe and she is very happy. its like a big happy family.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Unsure

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

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

My daughter has been coming to On The Move for 5 years. She loves it. Its her /life line/connection to the community, freinds, creative activities. She has a family here. Don't know what she/ we would do without On The Move.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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