Helping Create a Brighter Future for Adults with Developmental Disabilities
The challenges that over five million adults with developmental disabilities and their families face is the lack of opportunity to have meaningful work, be actively involved in the community in which they live, and have the housing and supports to live independently. In the United States today:
- 75% of the adults with developmental disabilities live at home with parents over the age of 70;
- By age 30, 95% are living in an environment where their family or guardian is their only connection to a social life; and
- 90% do not have the opportunity to do any type of work, paid or unpaid.
As a result, they often experience acute loneliness, isolation, boredom, and unfulfilled potential. These are frightening and dismal realities.
M2 is a non-profit, charitable organization that is working to change the future for adults with developmental disabilities (hereafter referred to as "Friends"). As a state-licensed support service provider agency, M2 provides the opportunity for our Friends to live independently, have meaningful work, and be a part of a community that values the gifts that each individual offers. In this capacity, M2 is able to raise tax-deductible donations given in support of our Friends.
The mission of M2 is to empower our Friends to live independently, have meaningful work, and be a part of the community in which they live. Our goal is to support each Friend to reach his/her full potential. As we go about our support roles, we hold key values at the forefront of our decision-making. We believe that the greater community has a need for our Friends to be a part of our lives as much as our Friends have a need for us to be a part of theirs. M2 strives to work creatively on each Friend’s behalf to support the Friend in reaching his/her full potential.
The long-term vision for M2 has always been to serve as many Friends and their families as possible. For the past eight years, M2 has been providing this opportunity in Wasco County at Young Life’s Washington Family Ranch. Mark 2 has recentily opened in the greater Canby, Oregon area. We are currently looking for friends that would like to be actively involved in the Canby community, with the support of Mark 2. If you are interested contact us at:
Mark 2 Ministries
PO BOX 176
NEWBERG OR 97132
or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org