Empowering Change Mobile | Jeremy
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I arrived to Mobile with my family and 3 children, one of which has Autism, in August 2015. Immediately, my wife and I began the process of seeking resources to offer the quality of life a child with disabilities deserves. We met some challenges, that we have grown to expect, but we also found an exceptional community of servants that seeks to improve the quality of life for children with disabilities and their family members. Three organizations, Dance Without Limits, Dauphin Way United Methodist Church, and the Indispensable Ones ministry have provide our family with recreational opportunities, respite care, and the ability to attend church. All of these services are critical to our overall family wellness and quality of life. What is amazing, is the passion, energy, and time that is involved in these efforts and how each of these groups relies on volunteers to deliver their services. These exemplars of community servants add a tremendous value to our local population of children and families with special needs.

My personal community vision for Mobile and Empowering Change is to create a coalition of services for these families. A coalition with a shared mission and vision to improve the quality of lives of families, like mine, that will allow us to serve our community as well with the gifts and talents we have been given. If Mobile seeks to be an inclusive and empowering community, we must never forget “the least of these”, for they are the REAL strength of our society.

Age: 39

Racial or Ethnic Identity: Caucasian

Gender: Male

Are you from Mobile? No