To positively change what it means to have a disability with programs and opportunities that enrich, educate, and empower people as they live, work, and play in their inclusive community.
YES! of America United has been evolving over the past years into its present form where persons with disabilities are enriched, educated, and empowered to live more full lives.
Define me not by my disability, but engage me for my abilities and aspirations.
Our purpose, mission, and values all follow the simple rule “giving a Hand-Up, not a Hand Out.” We believe in this maxim and exercise it by challenging everyone we meet to step up and learn how to live an enriched life via engagement with proactive and positive programs. We provide ample opportunities for people with disabilities to be purposefully engaged by getting out of the house, becoming involved and getting educated. We encourage people to join us and be enriched with our outreach trips and volunteer programs or to help others through our many volunteer opportunities.
People who get involved speak of how YES! “saved my life. Without YES! I would not be where I am today. Without YES! I could not be doing what I am doing!” That means getting involved, working, volunteering, being empowered and engaged with the community at large.
At YES!, we understand where you are coming from, and we have a proven and tested way to get you where you want to be; because we have gone before, we have walked the walk and now we are here to help you move forward in your life. If you or someone you know is interested in getting involved, just contact us. Our programs are ongoing, our outreach and social functions are always changing, and our members are willing to help those who are determined to learn how to best help themselves.