A nonprofit organization for adults living with disabilities, Ability Now staff and participants accept each other as they are, encouraging each other to be the best people that they can be.
Stories About Ability Now
No matter how busy we get, participants are patient with staff who work tirelessly to meet their needs in classrooms, during meals, or while helping with hygiene. People here always ask each other about how they are doing, and find little ways to make someone’s day brighter. For example, participants made cards for a staff member’s daughter who just had surgery. Staff listens to participants’ dreams, goals, sorrows, and triumphs, finding ways to help each one overcome their obstacles on the way to a happy and successful life. Everyone who works here goes above and beyond their job descriptions to do more for the good of our participants and to help each other, from donating extra time to helping provide resources not covered by our nonprofit. Many of our participants live hand-to-mouth, relying on government payment for devices to move or to talk. Some have gone many years waiting for replacement devices, but yet stay positive and patient…a lesson that has shaped the environment in which we come together.