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DISABILITY NETWORK SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN

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Causes: Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations, Human Service Organizations, Human Services

Mission: Disability network southwest michigan's mission is to educate and connect people with disabilities to resources while advocating social change. In 1981 a group of people with disabilities founded the kalamazoo center for independent living (kcil). Although the organization was officially incorporated in 1981, the history was born in the disability rights movement of the 1960s and 1970s. Kcil changed its name in 1996 to disability resource center of southwest michigan to better reflect the geographic area we served (at that time, nine counties) and the nature of our services. In october 2007 the organization updated their name to disability network southwest michigan as part of a move all 15 centers for independent living around michigan are making to have one unified name and logo to further the organization's ability to be successful advocates for change statewide. The principal sources of revenue are government grants, support from foundations and other contributions. Disability netw

Programs: Educating and connecting people with disabilities to resources while advocating social change in kalamazoo county.

educating and connecting people with disabilities to resources while advocating social change in berrien and cass counties.

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