Our community is one for all. There’s a variety of organizations dedicated to enhancing accessibility, so everyone can enjoy Allen County’s amenities and live their best lives here.
AWS Foundation supports a wide range of organizations and service agencies in northeast Indiana, working to develop a community in which people with enduring intellectual, developmental, and physical disabilities are engaged fully and meaningfully in all aspects of community life.
A Chance Re-Employment Agency (ACRE) provides training and placement services including, but not limited to resume development, skill development, and much more. They assist individuals with occupational barriers obtain workplace skills preparation for securing suitable and sustainable employment.
Benchmark serves individuals through the life cycle, from infancy to elder years. Programs support people at work, at home, and in the community through residential, employment, social, therapeutic, crisis response, and day services. Benchmark specializes in serving people with intense medical needs and high behaviors, including those with forensic backgrounds.
Blue Jacket, Inc. addresses critical and unmet needs for people with disabilities, preparing them for what lies ahead, and looking for the right employment opportunities for their unique skillsets. After graduation from their three-week job-readiness training program, Blue Jacket offers job placement as well as pre- and post-placement services including education, skills and interest assessments, and personal and professional development.
Easterseals Arc’s broad array of supports for people with disabilities includes a full range of employment services, from skills assessment to employment readiness training to job placements to on-the-job assistance.Â The employment team works with area employers to ensure individuals are positioned to succeed and contribute to a company’s success. Easterseals Arc is an approved Vocational Rehabilitation Services and Ticket to Work provider.
Established in 2018, the GFW Inc. Disabilities Initiative creates win-win situations: employers fill their job openings with motivated employees, while people with disabilities gain more opportunities to use their skills in the workplace.
GiGi’s Playhouse changes lives through consistent delivery of free educational, therapeutic-based and career development programs for individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the community, through a replicable playhouse model.
GiveHear is a nonprofit organization committed to providing the gift of hearing. Our organization was founded to eliminate the access gap for first-rate hearing healthcare available to underserved children and adults in our community. Our mission is to build the self-worth of individuals by restoring their hearing potential and providing them with opportunities to engage with their communities through service to others.
Sky Point’s employment services specialists focus on perfecting the interpersonal skills that help clients fully integrate into the working community. Specialists act as coaches, partners, and advocates to promote confidence, build communication, and ensure stability for clients and employers.
Summit Equestrian Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is the only place in northeast Indiana where people of ALL abilities can experience the joy of therapeutic horseback riding.
Turnstone’s mission is to empower people with disabilities to achieve their highest potential by providing one of the most comprehensive offerings of services and programs to people with disabilities and their families under one roof in the United States. Turnstone’s offerings help individuals develop physically, mentally, and socially to support their fullest life.
At the Y, our mission is to be for all. We provide an array of adaptive and inclusive programs (LEAP: Learning Experiences through Adaptive Programs). From infants to seniors, beginners or seasoned athletes, we welcome you to join our adaptive and inclusive programs.