The mission of Inclusion Connections is to strengthen the lives of individuals with disabilities by creating inclusive opportunities for community involvement, access to meaningful employment, and better options for supported living.
One way that they fulfill their mission is through their PawsAbilities program. Employment is the pathway to independence and helps define one’s place in community life. Through working at PawsAbilities, trainees learn skills like operating commercial kitchen equipment, operating a cash register, cleaning and janitorial tasks, sewing, baking, packaging, inventory, and customer service. Trainees run the Olathe PawsAbilities retail store and the mobile pop-up store which visits local businesses and events.
This summer, you can help at Inclusion Connections through mentoring or helping out at PawsAbilities by cutting fabric or sewing dog bandanas. Click here to learn more.