Disability Connection



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Why Disability Connection?

Disability Connection (DC) is a “boots on the ground” community nonprofit agency founded in 2002.  Our office is Gulfport, but we serve individuals from the southern 6 counties.  We have grown to serve 15,000 individuals yearly with services that are primarily not offered from any other agency. DC’s mission is to “Create a Connected Community” with a goal to eliminate barriers to an active life. Disability Connection hosts inclusive events yearly.  Events include the Arbor Day 5K-1 Mile Run/Walk/Roll (500 participate), the Art Ability Fair (free day of art classes for 500 kids with disabilities from 40 schools, 800 participate), and the Disability Connection Playground Party (for kids with disabilities, 500 participate cleaning up, playing, and celebrating their inclusive playground).
  DC partners with other agencies at community events that serve children, the homeless, and the community at large.
DC also hosts programs that provide emergency and vital services to those at-risk in our community.  Employment Connection (eliminating barriers to employment) and Community Assist (providing resource information, referrals, and direct service).  The website hosts the Gulf Coast Heritage Tours Information Center (universally designed tours to include their accessibility).  We are the only agency to provide a MS Gulf Coast Community Resource Guide covering 6 counties. The Guide is downloadable and interactive and DC provides copies to nonprofit agencies with a goal to “connect the community.”
All of DC’s events and programs require sponsorship’s as they are free to the public. The staff and Executive Board of Disability Connection requests your support.
Recurring Donation


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Disability Connection a dba of O’Keefe Educational Media is an official IRS approved 501@3 non-profit corporation.  Your donation is tax deductible.  EIN:  36-4488806.  For information about sponsor levels or our programs, please contact: Executive Director, Janie O’Keefe 228-604-4020.
All public documents are available to view at DC office (700 Pass Road, Gulfport, MS 39501) with a timely notice.  Ask for DC’s Document: “Request for Disclosure of Public Records”.