When The Mission Project began in 2004, we knew we would expand eventually to affect more lives. We continuously reached out to other families of adults with developmental disabilities who were looking for a better future.
As a result, in 2012, six families formed Mission Project 2. Leaders of The Mission Project met regularly with the new group to share experiences and expertise, which the new group used to forge a similar program. In June 2012, the first Mission Project 2 participants moved into their apartments in Mission, Kan. Others have since joined.
The Mission Project and Mission Project 2 share a vision: To enable capable adults with developmental disabilities to live independently in a safe environment with opportunities to engage in meaningful work, interact socially with peers, learn new skills and stay healthy.
The groups work together on fundraising initiatives. Like The Mission Project, Mission Project 2 is governed by a family-led steering committee. Participants in both groups share social activities and transportation services.