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Advocacy

 

Advocacy

 

Emmaus supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to reclaim their place in the community and live with independence in their own homes.

Together we have the power to shape public policy and improve all our lives!

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We know affecting change starts with strong self-advocates.

We work with partners across the state to promote disability rights and ensure sustainable funding of disability services.

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Our Impact

 

Community Inclusion

Emmaus supports more than 300 adults with intellectual and developmental to lead fulfilling, independent lives in the homes and neighborhoods of their choice. The people we support are active members of their communities.

Paying DSPs

Solving the DSP workforce crisis is our top legislative priority. Despite systemic disinvestment of disability services at the state level, Emmaus has invested millions of dollars to ensure every Direct Support Professional earns a living wage.

Leadership Development

Emmaus equips bold leaders. People we support take part in self-advocacy workshops and other skills training. We offer frequent staff training, certification courses, and a career path in place for those without degrees.

ADVOCACY NEWS

 

Advocating for Andrew

Advocating for Andrew

In May of 2014, Richard and Diane were given the most unexpected news from their son, Andrew’s case manager. Andrew, with multiple diagnoses on the autism spectrum, had been selected by the state of Missouri to receive funding for full time...

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Emmaus Advocacy in Action!

Emmaus Advocacy in Action!

Each year on January 31st, Emmaus team members visits Capitol Hill to participate in a very special event known as MARF (Missouri Association of Rehabilitation Facilities) Advocacy Day. MARF is an organization whose mission is to improve the lives...

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