Building Lives Campaign

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Developing Potential is expanding our capacity and Building Lives!

Every day, more than 150 Independence, Lee’s Summit and Kansas City individuals with profound developmental disabilities live fuller, healthier and more productive lives with as much dignity and independence as possible. Their lives are full thanks to Developing Potential, Inc. (DPI).

DPI serves adults with developmental disabilities in Jackson County, Missouri through on-site and off-site day services, and through a customized supported employment program. The organization’s three facilities in Lee’s Summit, Kansas City and Independence help individuals achieve their highest potential through DPI’s combined medical and lifestyle programs. This campaign brochure provides background and rationale for a campaign to address the increased need for services.
DPI proposes to increase its capacity by raising $3,250,000 to build a community-oriented, universally-designed facility that will allow individuals more choice in receiving services close to home, and increase DPI’s overall service capacity by 40%. The funds will enable DPI to:

  • Reduce the current wait list by more than 50%,

  • Expand program options for individuals at DPI,

  • Allow for community access to services and space at the new facility, and

  • Allow more people with developmental disabilities to live independent, productive and fulfilling lives through on-site day services, and be more connected to their communities through off-site activities.

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