Missouri Disability Empowerment (MoDE) Foundation began with six moms sitting around a table dreaming of a better future for their children with disabilities in June, 2018.
They believed people with disabilities have a right to quality work and living experiences, and this begins with inclusive education and communities.
As they planned their advocacy efforts, they realized they would need to create a charitable organization to help people and communities throughout the state. MoDE Foundation officially became a 501(c)(3) charitable organization in October, 2018.
MoDE Foundation works with Missouri Disability Empowerment (MODE), a 501(c)(4) organization that focuses on legislative advocacy. MoDE Foundation is able to bring disability/inclusion issues to MoDE that will require stronger efforts in the legislative arena.