Without choice and access there can be no full participation in society. When individuals with developmental disabilities have greater choice in their housing options, have access to resources in order to make pivotal changes affecting their quality of life, and receive the benefit of local and nationwide advocacy and policy change, transformation will occur and America will finally be the place where ALL people are created equal.
Access to Resources
FFC is interested in breaking down barriers for people with developmental disabilities but it seeks to do so with innovative approaches that get at the root of social problems, specifically increasing access to resources. In 2006, FFC incubated an innovative program called the Community Living Fund to provide $1,000 grants to individuals with developmental disabilities to assist with community housing needs. In 2014, the Fund was renamed the Wesseling Community Living Fund in honor of former Executive Director, Fran Wesseling and her legacy at FFC.