Putting Faith to Work

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A model congregations and communities can use to connect job seekers with disabilities to meaningful employment.

The Putting Faith to Work (PFTW) project empowers faith communities to support people with disabilities as they find and maintain employment aligned with their gifts, passions, and skills. This pathway to work is forged by tapping into the personal network, creativity, and commitment existing within any congregation. Faith communities have a wonderful opportunity to enhance the lives of many people with disabilities, their families, and their communities by helping people find meaningful jobs, assume valued roles, and share their talents with others. Through a two-year project piloted in four states, we developed a model that congregations can use to connect job seekers with disabilities to employment.

Collaborative partners include University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDDs) and affiliated faculty and staff, seminaries and Divinity Schools, individual affiliated members, and partnering organizations. The Collaborative currently consists of 14 UCEDD partners including the Texas Center for Disability Studies.

Learn more about the project here