Be Not Afraid
Be Not Afraid (BNA) is a private non-profit corporation whose mission is to provide support to parents experiencing a prenatal diagnosis and carrying to term.
Prenatal Partners for Life
Support information and encouragement for carrying to term with an adverse prenatal diagnosis and support for raising your child with special needs after birth.
Catholic Charities Disability Services
Catholic Charities Disabilities Services has, as its purpose, the inclusion of persons with disabilities into the life of the Church and our community. To fulfill this purpose, Disability Services will advise, consult and/or design services for persons with disabilities and offers social, educational and community-based supports designed to fit the need/request of the person with a disability.
National Catholic Partnership on Disability
The National Catholic Partnership on Disability (NCPD) was established in 1982 to foster implementation of the Pastoral Statement of U.S. Catholic Bishops on People with Disabilities. Passed unanimously on November 16, 1978, this prophetic document calls for welcome of the now over fourteen million Catholics who are disabled. It states that these persons must be able to participate in the celebrations and obligations of their faith, and advocates for their inclusion “within the total fabric of society.
L’Arche is a part of a worldwide network of more than 120 communities in 30 countries. Our communities are made up of people with disabilities and those who come to share life with them. Our mission is to create homes where the unique value of each individual is realized and celebrated. L’Arche began in 1964 in a town in France, Trosly-Breuil, when our founder, Jean Vanier, invited two men with developmental disabilities to live with him. He named the home, L’Arche, in reference to Noah’s Ark–to be a place of refuge and new beginnings. L’Arche USA is comprised of 14 communities and three projects throughout the United States, including Cleveland.