Voice of Care works with congregations to develop disability awareness and foster inclusive practices throughout the life and work of the church.
Voice of Care consults on making facilities and activities accessible and welcoming to people with disabilities, developing models for full inclusion in Christian Education, and implementing outreach opportunities, such as respite care events or interactive programs.
Voice of Care provides training and resources for professional
church workers and lay people to teach, counsel and serve ably and joyfully among children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families ‐ demonstrating the love of Christ.
Here are some examples of easy ways to make worship time inclusive:
MARY PRAYS THE LORD'S PRAYER
CODY SINGS "OPEN THE EYES OF MY HEART"
"We used to have someone signing during services - but we didn't have any deaf participants. And our coatroom was full of abandoned walkers, wheelchairs and canes. I mistakenly thought that we didn't need a disability ministry at my church. I was wrong! Numerous people from our pews have reached out for respite care and I am now a trained volunteer respite companion. One of my sisters in Christ helps lead a neighborhood Bible study for people with disabilities and I've had several students with special needs in Sunday school. Now I understand that every church needs a disability ministry" - Lori