The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
We respect each person's individuality and right to live in ways that hold personal meaning and satisfaction.
Sometimes a disability can feel like a barrier blocking the path to one' s dreams. At Looking Upwards we listen to dreams and support people to move towards what they want in their lives.
Founded in 1978, Looking Upwards is a private, nonprofit agency offering a wide array of services to adults with developmental disabilities and children with diverse needs.
Our programs have one overall goal, to support people in leading rich and satisfying lives. To reach that goal, we listen. We partner with the individual and family members to develop a personalized plan. With the resources of our caring team of professionals, we assist the person in realizing dreams such as success at school, gratifying work, enjoyment of relationships and participation in the wider community.
Whatever the focus, we commit our support, walking side by side as the person meets challenges, celebrates accomplishments and enjoys the fullness of life.