July was Disability Pride month and United Way is proud to support many nonprofit agencies in Kansas City that support and uplift individuals with disabilities. One in four Americans live with some form of disability including about 216,000 people in the Kansas City metro. Yet barriers to education, healthcare, and employment prevent genuine inclusion in our community and create a higher likelihood for people living with disabilities to face poverty. Recognizing the importance of addressing these issues, United Way remains committed to supporting organizations dedicated to serving individuals with disabilities.
Because of your generosity, we are able to support agencies that actively work to overcome barriers to access, ensuring that their services are inclusive and equitable. Through our funding, United Way supports various organizations that provide meaningful access to opportunities for individuals living with disabilities. Ability KC, Inclusive Connections, TNC Community, Sherwood Center, and Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired are just a few examples of the agencies that receive support from United Way, as part of our ongoing efforts to create a community where everyone can thrive and participate fully.
By joining forces with these dedicated organizations, United Way strives to break down barriers, challenge stereotypes and foster a truly inclusive and equitable community for individuals living with disabilities. Together, we can create a society where every person has the opportunity to reach their full potential and lead fulfilling lives.