For the past ten years, Dutton Farm has been a place of support for families and individuals with Developmental Disabilities. We exist to change the world and inspire others to see people with disabilities treated with equality, valued for who they are, and given equal opportunity to achieve their dreams.
We are much anticipating the day where we can safely re-open our doors and continue the great work that we do in moving forward our mission. To do so, we will need your help. The COVID19 crisis has left many of our most vulnerable behind and struggling to adapt to this new normal. In a good economy, over 85% of adults with disabilities are unemployed, and before COVID19, there were over 2 million Americans with developmental disabilities who never left their homes due to barriers to community access. As this pandemic subsides, our work is going to be more critical than ever to assist our participants in safely re-entering the workforce and carefully re-engaging with each other and with our community. Pre COVID19, we made so much progress and built so much momentum in our work and advocacy for the rights and equality for people with disabilities, and we are determined to not only meet our pre COVID19 impact but exceed it for this year. With your support, we are confident that we can reach this goal. The funds from this campaign will be used in the following ways:
- Conducting virtual COVID19 specific training for our current employees before physically coming back to work.
- Updating and executing our safety protocols that are mapped back to the CDC and OSHA guidelines
- Locating and purchasing PPE to distribute to staff members and participants.
- Meeting the increased need for services in all 3 of our core service lines: adult education, community access, and workforce development
As we anticipate the impact that COVID19 will have on people with disabilities and the increased need that will be brought to us, we are working to be well prepared to meet the demand with excellence.
We need you to stand with us as we fearlessly walk forward toward an uncertain future with the belief that together we will make it through. We are asking each one of our supporters to join in and support in any way that you can. Every little bit helps.