ANABAPTIST DISABILITIES NETWORK INC

Faith communities are transformed when individuals with disabilities and their God-given gifts and experiences enjoy full inclusion in the Body of Christ.

aka ADNet   |   Elkhart, IN   |  http://www.anabaptistdisabilitiesnetwork.org

Mission

Anabaptist Disabilities Network (ADN) connects and supports people who have disabilities, families, and faith communities to create a culture of belonging for everybody.

Ruling year info

2003

Executive Director

Jeanne Davies

Main address

3145 Benham Ave. Ste 5

Elkhart, IN 46517 USA

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EIN

38-3679396

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (X01)

Disabled Persons' Rights (R23)

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Many church congregations feel challenged at best, or totally inadequate, at worst, to be welcoming, inclusive, and accessible to persons with disabilities and their families. Anabaptist Disabilities Network provides informative resources and consultation services to assist congregations to educate their members, upgrade their facilities, and adapt their programs to be more accessible and inclusive of individuals touched by disabilities and their families.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Anabaptist Disabilities Network Website

Extensive website (www.anabaptistdisabilitiesnetwork.org) of resources for faith communities as they include people with disabilities of all types.

Population(s) Served
Adults
People with disabilities
Christians

Where we work

Awards

Christian Service Award to Christine Guth 2013

Bethesda Lutheran communities

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Anabaptist Disabilities Network's mission is to support congregations, families, and persons touched by disabilities to nurture inclusive communities of faith.

We believe that faith communities are transformed when individuals with disabilities and their God-given gifts and experiences enjoy full inclusion in the Body of Christ.

ADN seeks to nurture inclusive communities of faith by offering resources and support that enable congregations, families and individuals to become fully accepting and inclusive of all persons with all of their physical, emotional, and intellectual abilities.

We offer assessment tools to help congregations discover where and how they can become more accessible to people with disabilities.

We offer three short books:
-- Supportive Care in the Congregation: Providing a congregational network of care for persons with significant disabilities

-- Circles of Love: Stories of congregations caring for people with disabilities and their families

-- After We're Gone: A Christian perspective on estate and life planning for families that include a dependent member with a disability

On our website, www.anabaptistdisabilitiesnetwork.org, we offer articles, information, blogs posts, and links to additional resources regarding disabilities of all types, from physical and intellectual disabilities to mental illnesses.

ADN has compiled an extensive collection of resources since 2009 on the website, www.AnabaptistDisabilitiesNetwork.org.

Our program staff, field associates, and congregation advocates provide support, consultations, seminars, and resources to congregations, groups, families and individuals touched by disabilities.

Through ADN's congregational partnership program, we offer support, resources, and guidance to partners and congregations as we journey with them in their efforts to become ever more inclusive and welcoming to individuals with disabilities and their God-given gifts and experiences into the Body of Christ as represented by the local congregation.

ADN's newsletter, CONNECTIONS, provides hands-on resources and information on many different types of disabilities and the opportunities and issues related to disabilities.

ADN updated and migrated resources and information to a new website platform in 2015, and we plan to upgrade the website platform again by the end of 2018.

ADN has formal and informal partner relationships with many congregations, and we plan to strengthen and increase those congregational relationships in the coming years.

Having experienced significant administrative leadership transitions in the last five years, the board of directors and executive director are working to strengthen and build partnerships of support that will help to sustain the organization's work and mission.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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ANABAPTIST DISABILITIES NETWORK INC

Board of directors
as of 5/21/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Peter Graber

Rebekah Flores

Church of the Brethren

Bonita Miller

Middlebury Community Schools

Miriam Mast

Bethel University

Julie Foster

Mitchell Stutzman

Everence

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 05/21/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/21/2021

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Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.