We believe that education and awareness are the keys to creating a more accessible web and curating an inclusive society. This is why we formed accessiBe’s Nonprofit Partnership Program; we proactively connect and collaborate with hundreds of change-makers and disability-focused organizations to instill an increased amount of knowledge in public regarding people with disabilities and the best courses of action that can create change.
Through this program, we have the opportunity to meet, discuss, and learn from hundreds of amazing change-makers and organizations who impact the communities they support. We are so proud to be on this journey with our partners and, therefore, want to take a moment to highlight the amazing work that September's 5 selected partners are doing as part of our monthly series that introduces them to the world.
Introducing: CBC Health Services
Mission: CBC Health Services is making an impact on the health and well-being of its community every day. In addition to the many health services they provide, they also impact the community of disabilities through many programs, these services include the Socioeconomic Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (SEEPD), The Empowerment and Disability Inclusive Development (EDID), Club Foot Care (CCC), and Child Protection Services.
Partnership Takeaways: Through our partnership with CBC Health services, we have also come to learn more about the Coordinating Unit of Associations of Persons with Disabilities, who focus on health, education, livelihood, social activities, and empowerment of the disability community.
Mission: Located across five counties throughout central and southern California: Kern, Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura, Pathpoint is working within the community to support people with disabilities by building and strengthening their workplace abilities, life skills, and meaningful relationships.
Partnership Takeaways: We’ve come to understand that through their services, which include career counseling and helping to provide assistive technologies, Pathpoint actively envisions a compassionate, inclusive, and equitable society where all individuals have the opportunity to thrive.
Introducing: Getting Back Up
Mission: Getting Back Up focuses on helping people to improve their quality of life through three core services: exercise-based recovery programs, adaptable products, and The Quad. Physical and occupational therapy is critical, and Getting Back Up assists individuals with maximizing their health benefits.
Partnership Takeaways: We have learned that Getting Back Up is also focused on assisting individuals in finding the correct adaptable products to assist in navigating everyday life. The Quad works directly with organizations to support individuals in obtaining accessible housing.
Introducing: Lenox Hill Neighborhood House
Mission: Lenox Hill Neighborhood House was established in New York City in 1894 and supports the community in Manhattan with an extensive list of services and programs surrounding social, educational, legal, health, housing, mental health, nutrition, and fitness.
Partnership Takeaways: Through our discussions, we learned that Lenox Hill works with people of all ages, from early childhood to older adults services, and in 2020, began focusing on helping their community navigate through and live in the pandemic.
Introducing: Disability Independence Group, Inc.
Mission: Disability Independence Group, Inc. (DIG) is an advocacy center for disability rights. Their mission is to expand opportunities for participation, education, employment, and acceptance of people with disabilities through advocacy, litigation, education, and training.
Partnership Takeaways: Through our discussions, we learned that Disability Independence Group or DIG develops and conducts training that address systemic inequities and ensure that people with disabilities can participate equitably in programs and services and be as integrated as possible within our communities.
While each of our partners' missions and communities is different, they all are working towards a common goal of inclusivity and accessibility. We believe that by working together, we can make the world a more accessible place!
Join accessiBe’s Nonprofit Partnership Program to join the community and start your accessibility journey with us today!