Community Vision

Dignity, autonomy, and quality of life for all – regardless of any disability – is the founding philosophy of the nonprofit Community Vision.

Founded in 1989 by Joe Wykowski, the organization works to offer individuals with disabilities similar quality of life as able people. They do this by supporting disable people to live in communities of their preference, aid them pursuing vocational goals, and offering tailored support. They work with program participants to create a unique support system that fits each individual’s personal needs.

Community Vision reaches to the disable community through a variety of programs targeting different needs. Their Dream Builder’s Alliance, for example, serves youths with disabilities by providing mentorship and advocacy during the critical transition period between public schooling and adulthood. And their Homeownership Independence Program empowers people to connect with resources that could help them purchase a home.

There are a variety of ways to get involved with Community Vision, including volunteer opportunities. There’s also the upcoming “Vision on the Green” golf tournament slated for Thursday, May 27th at Langdon Farms.

This week at PRP we featured Community Vision as part of our award-winning Community Voices series. Interviews with key members of the organization can be found below.

Nastacia Voisin

I’m a recent University of Portland grad and an aspiring journalist. I hail originally from Ontario, Canada. My passions and pursuits vary – currently I’m into indie films, podcasts, live storytelling and tango.

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