- Orange and San Diego counties have approximately 976,000 people between the ages
of 5 and 64 with a disability. The divorce rate is 85% and this equates to 829,000
families who are in jeopardy of divorce, so often people with the disability understand
that they are the reason for this happening.
- The National Organization for the Disabled (N.O.D.) states that less then 5% of the
disabled population attend church on a regular basis. The largest deterrents are the lack
of equipped churches to meet the needs both physically and spiritually.
- Individuals with disabilities are among the most underserved (marginalized) population
in the United States today. Regardless, this populations is at risk of falling farther
behind in so may ways and the biggest is social interaction.
- We need a Coordinator for the Orange County Disabled Collaborative (OCDC) to draw
together a consortium of Christian and non-Christian organizations to serve the disabled
community with one voice. We all have specialties we do and often we offer the same
programs as others to be a complete agency. We would like to setup monthly meeting
and have a yearly EXPO where families can find how to fill the needs they have.
- If you are a writer, you could get involved and help to create a manual we can share with others on how
to share the sorrow or grief we experience in the life of a person affected by a disability.
- Volunteers, are needed to help with the many activities we have during the year such as: driving others, costuming, chaperoning, cooking and set decorations.