CAU Mission Statement
Community Access Unlimited is committed to providing community access through a broad array of person-centered support services for adults and adolescents with intellectual and developmental disabilities and at-risk youth aging out of the child welfare system. We believe each individual, no matter of ability or need, should have the opportunity to live independently and have a voice as productive citizens integrated into the community. We also have extensive housing options throughout Union County which provides affordable housing to individuals in need.
|Maurice is making great strides in building his life within the community.
“When I first came to CAU, I was doing really crazy stuff and that was the reputation I got,” he said. But with the encouragement of CAU staff, Maurice decided to demonstrate that he could be more responsible and spend more time without staff supervision.
“I started doing better, doing what I was supposed to. It felt good so I kept doing it,” Maurice stated. “I was so happy when I earned my first two hours of free time. Then I got a job and not long after that, I won an award. I actually thought I would never make it but I realized I won the award because I had accomplished goals I set out for myself.”
Today you might find Maurice at the park with a friend flying model helicopters, working on his computer or perhaps drawing. His latest artistic ambition is to draw an old Coca Cola can, and idea born from watching the Discovery Channel. Maurice used to dread meeting and speaking with people but now enjoys it immensely. Maurice has embraced his community.
How Can You Help
For 35 years, Community Access Unlimited has been supporting individuals with developmental disabilities, at-risk youth, and those who are in need of affordable housing achieve independence in the community. This would not be possible without the contributions of so many community supporters through our donation programs. Thank you to our current supporters and partners and if you are interested in joining our organization in our mission, learn more about how below.
If you have any questions, please contact Cara Pavia, Marketing & Fundraising Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.