Get Involved

Individuals and companies can support our mission through volunteering time, sponsoring an event, hiring Achievers to fill a work-based need, or making a donation. Whichever way you choose to help, know that you are supporting an organization dedicated to empowering adults with disabilities to ACHIEVE their highest level of independence and employment.

Did you know that 10% of Dallas County residents between the ages 16 and 64 have a disability? Our programs primarily serve this age group and geographic region. (source: United Way Community Needs Assessment)

In Dallas County, there are currently over 5,200 individuals on a waiting list for programs serving adults with disabilities, and 25% have specifically requested to enroll in a program that provides vocational training – like Achieve offers. Adults with disabilities face significant barriers to employment and overall life satisfaction, BUT YOU CAN HELP.

Why You Should Help!

Achievers want to work.

Having a physical or intellectual disability does not lessen the desire to work and lead a fulfilling adult life. However, finding stable and meaningful employment for individuals with disabilities is difficult, and in some cases, it may feel impossible.

Our programs are not a handout.

Coming to work and demonstrating progress towards goals is the only way our clients can benefit from our services. The people we serve take remarkable pride in a job well done, in the money they earn — and in becoming more independent.

We count on our generous donors and volunteers.

In order to provide quality programs and maintain our facilities, we depend on generous corporations and individuals in our community who believe in our mission to empower adults with disabilities to achieve their highest level of independence and employment.

Ways You Can Help!

Volunteer

Sponsor an Event

Hire Achievers

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Program Impact

  • Community Need

    10% of Dallas County residents between the ages 16 and 64 have a disability.  Our programs primarily serve this age group and geographic region.  (source:  United Way Community Needs Assessment)

    In Dallas County, there are currently over 5,200 individuals on a waiting list for programs serving adults with disabilities, and 25% have specifically requested to enroll in a program that provides vocational training (like Achieve.) Adults with disabilities face significant barriers to employment and overall life satisfaction.

    Adults with disabilities are 33% more likely to be unemployed than those without a disability. (source:  United Way Community Needs Assessment)

    Families/caregivers are desperate to find a safe, nurturing environment for their dependents after they complete high school. Achieve is one of the few community resources meeting this need by providing clients the opportunity to work every day, earn a paycheck, and develop skills to become more independent.

  • Who We Serve

    In FY 2013, we served 434 adults with intellectual, physical and/or mental health disabilities by providing on-site vocational training and community employment placement support.  This represents a 21% increase when compared to FY 2012.

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  • How We Help Families of Adult With Disabilities

    Our Work Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm, allowing caregivers and families to also work outside of the home on a regular schedule.

    Most importantly, caregivers know their loved ones are in a safe, nurturing environment and learning valuable life, social, and vocational skills. Clients come to our center every day with a sense of purpose and return home with a paycheck and pride.

  • Where Your Money Goes

    Program Services
    84%

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    Management and General
    10%

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    Development & Marketing
    6%

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