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Causes: Citizen Participation, Developmentally Disabled Centers, Disabilities, Education, Human Services, Special Education

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 350 adults with disabilities each week in our first seven 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

Direct beneficiaries per year: Annually, My Possibilities serves over 350 individuals and their families.

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.

Community Stories

26 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

These guys are providing a stellar education to the special needs community!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My Possibilities is a place where adults with intellectual disabilities have the opportunity to create friendships and lead a productive and interactive lifestyle in their community. The staff is friendly, respectful and supportive of each Hipster (Hugely Important Person). The opportunities for vocational and recreational activities are endless due to the caring and creative staff. The atmosphere is geared towards keeping the HIPsters safe and comfortable. The staff is very accessible and respond quickly to any HIPster or guardian concern.

MP is amazing and continues to grow and support our loving HIPsters.

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My Possibilities is a day program providing adults with cognitive disabilities a rich curriculium of life skills, creative expression and job training. The leadership and staff are the very best in the metroplex. Each time I volunteer there, I leave with a smile and a joy beyond words.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Love having the opportunity to be involved with such a wonderful organization. The staff and volunteers are all dedicated to enriching the lives of the HIPsters and they do an amazing job.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My Possibilities is a great place for adults with special needs and it's also a really fun place to volunteer!

1 Jenny101

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I found out about My Possibilities through a business connection. I work for a local engineering/manufacturing company that is highly active in the local community. About a year ago, we were looking for local organizations to partner with. After my first visit to MP, I was hooked!! There are not a lot of places where you experience total love and acceptance like there is at MP. The HIPsters (Highly Important People) are about the most joyful crew to be around. That day after my first visit, I left with a skip in my step and quickly relayed my experience to my company. Now, they are all hooked too! Since our first company volunteer day creating learning visuals, the number of employees signing up to participate at MP, has grown substantially. We now are on a monthly routine volunteering at MP. I cannot express enough how creative, amazing, and needed this program is to our community. Adults with special needs are often cast aside after they leave high school. This program keeps them active, learning, and growing in so many amazing ways! Such talent cannot be matched. Thank you MP for all that you do each day for the beloved HIPsters. What an honor it is to be apart of the MP journey!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I learned of MP through my employer when we visited for a volunteer event in 2014. Over the past 2 years I have witnessed the exponential growth of My Possibilities. The staff is committed to the relentless pursuit of the HIPsters (Hugely Important People) untapped potential. What is even more exciting is that My Possibilities is just getting started! I am excited for their plan to build a campus that will allow them to serve even more HIPsters as well as the surrounding community.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am amazed at the love of and devotion to this program and the HIPsters, of the staff that I see each week. The environment here is safe, encouraging and fun. I see HIPsters of varying abilities, helping each other and reveling in their accomplishments. Large and Small. I feel privileged to be a part of the My Possibilities family and encourage others to add their support to this great organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My Possibilities is our favorite nonprofit.

The time, care, and most importantly love, they show the HIPsters blows us away evrytime we stop by for a visit.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

MP truly is all about being a family, and looking at what HIPsters CAN DO! Not what they can't, everyone here shows friendship, and most importantly LOVE! I truly believe God has used the staff to share his love, passion, faith to make MP an experience you will never forget no matter what your involved with!

Isaiah 54:13 All your children shall be taught by the LORD, and great shall be the peace of your children.
Jamie-MP Cheer Coach!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My possibilities is a phenomenal organization!!! They really care about the "Hipsters" and gear all of their programs to helping them learn how to handle the basics of everyday life. Things that all of us take for granite in our everyday living. I have never seen a program like this!! This is not a place that babysits people with cognitive learning disabilities. They bring out the best in each and everyone of their hipsters!! It is a community that inspires each and everyone of them to be the best they can be!! I am so impressed and love volunteering there when I can!!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The staff at MP constantly goes above and beyond to ensure their quality of service maintains its excellence.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My Possibilities serves to develop adults with special needs. Their staff and volunteers have the heart and creativity to make an amazing organization that is more like a great school campus. MP develops the hearts, minds and bodies of their clients. The quality people of MP draw a lot of support from the community and many volunteers. They are a "can-do" organization... whatever they can dream, they can make it happen.

2 Brittany33

Volunteer

Rating: 5

When you hear the words "My Possibilities", what kind of vibes pop into your head? Personally, I envision a beautiful, steadfast horizon. Well, this non-profit is just that! I have been absolutely blessed over the past 6 months of simply volunteering in any way I can be of help towards our HIPsters (Hugely Important People). I have not only built relationships with the staff and HIPsters, I have established a second home for myself.

I could go on and on about MP; but to sum up my thoughts: this organization has no limits, no timelines and no standards set for the individual differences and capabilities across the board of our unique and extremely driven HIPsters. From yoga classes, bible study, karaoke, daily living strategies and household chores, computer labs, educational classroom settings, comic club, art room, speech therapy and behavioral counseling, MP University education, cooking classes and a MP Culinary crew- to name a few ;-) - to a beautiful respite home, weekly outings to places like museums, comic con, the Dallas Aquarium, movie theaters, fancy car dealerships....the list goes on for days! Like I said earlier: NO limits, NO timelines, NO standards.

MP has an open heart and open door for any post high school adult with a disability that is not afforded the chance for continued education.

The horizon never ceases, nor do the possibilities

Previous Stories
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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My experience with the first of many to come events with My Possibilities was absolutely exhilarating.

I had the opportunity of being a University of Texas @ Dallas student volunteer for the 2015 Community Ball event at the Intercontinental Hotel of Dallas in Addison, TX on April 17, 2015. The first event I was awarded the chance of being a part of was the only convincing it took for me to have the urge to continue volunteering.

The MP staff, program, and of course the HIPsters are what makes this organization the one and only in the area. If this program does not intrigue your curiousity, nothing else will.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am completely amazed at the great and thoughtful work My Possibilities does on a daily basis on behalf of adults with cognitive challenges. The agency and staff are innovative, responsive, respectful, determined and energetic when it comes to supporting our population and offering them ways that they can shine! I am humbled to volunteer and see the impact this agency has made on the individuals in the program, their families and the community as a whole. They ROCK!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My son is an adult with special needs that has graduated out of the public school system. My Possibilities has helped him grow and learn new skills to prepare him for work. My son loves attending My Possibilities, and now has a great circle of peers that support and love him. My Possibilities has very professional and caring staff, that make a difference in the lives of adults with cognitive challenges by showing them love care and kindness while challenging them to be all that god intended.

2 Kathy186

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

1 Jennifer376

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!