An Excerpt from the Annual Report 2021
Dear Friends of Community Options,
Our nonprofit has consistently remained the provider of choice for persons with disabilities. Throughout challenges and victories Community Options has improved the quality of life for those we support. We develop housing and bolster employment opportunities for persons with disabilities. We firmly believe that anyone with disabilities can live and work in the community. Our nonprofit allocates resources to empower persons with disabilities to believe in themselves and harness their abilities to enjoy life.
COVID-19 created unexpected challenges throughout all industries and caused disruptions in all our lives. However, our staff of 5,500 individuals went to extraordinary measures to ensure the 5,000 people we support were not just protected but continued to experience the happiness we strive to facilitate here at Community Options. The photos you will see in this report show the bond that develops when everyone is treated with dignity and respect.
Community Options strived to keep people safe throughout the pandemic while retaining all personnel thereby preventing furloughs and layoffs. This is a testament to those who work so hard to keep our programs enacted while maintaining financial stability. The commitment and zeal of our stakeholders translate into continued success.
This is evidenced by our entrepreneurial businesses, including the Daily Plan Its, the Vaseful flower stores, and Presents of Mind gift store. Our stability and success is a harbinger for new businesses in the coming year. Facilitating individuals with disabilities who want to work and gain confidence in themselves while learning skill sets and earning competitive wages remains a fundamental principle of Community Options.
We remain optimistic as we continue to facilitate and create new and long-lasting relationships with family members and government leaders. Our board and leadership remain determined to continue growing our footprint around the country while advocating for institutional closure.
We remain unflappable in enhancing the lives of people with disabilities. We will continue to educate the public on what many of these extraordinary individuals are capable of when treated as equals in their community.
Community Options has made great strides in the fight for the rights of people with disabilities. Our organization began from grassroots advocacy and morphed into extraordinary measures eliciting proactive change.
Our nonprofit allocates resources to empower persons with disabilities to believe in themselves and harness their abilities to enjoy life.
Founder, President and CEO