Abilities First

Name of Non-Profit Organization * Abilities First
Today’s Date: * Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Organization’s website http://www.abilitiesfirst.org
EIN / 501(C)(3)Number * 31-0620685
What year did your organization receive it’s non-profit status? * 1958
Address *

4710 Timber Trail Drive
Middletown, Ohio 45044
United States
County * Butler
Your Name * Jan Sutcliffe-Brown
Your Title * Executive Director
Your email address * jan.rosebrough@abilitiesfirst.org
Your Phone Number (513) 423-9496
Executive Director’s Name * Jan Sutcliffe-Brown
Executive Director’s email address * jan.rosebrough@abilitiesfirst.org
What is the mission of your organization? Mission Statement: Abilities First empowers individuals and families living with differing abilities to discover and to fulfill their unique potential within their communities.

Vision: Children and adults of all abilities living their best possible lives.

Which social causes (up to 3 choices) does your agency address through its programming? *
  • (3) Children
  • (5) Education
  • (8) Health
Any comments about your selections you would like to share with the student philanthropists?
We are a family- focused agency even though our programs are specifically for children through youth and young adults. One of our selections is “health” which is not an exact fit but the nearest option. We have Early Childhood Education, and childcare from 6 weeks to 10 years, Special Education for children with Autism from preschool through 2nd grade and Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Language Pathology programs for children from birth through young adults with developmental delays and disabilities (this is the health” piece. Our programs are interconnected with our childcare being inclusive of children developing typically and those with delays or “disabilities” and our Family Advocate works within all the programs to provide social services, support, education and advocacy for the children and families. We help families in poverty and caregivers and children/ youth/ young adults develop life skills also.
Does your organization have volunteer opportunities available for students? * Yes, Grades 9 – 12
List possible volunteer opportunities -or- a link to where they can be found on the web. Working with teachers and therapists with the children helping them with their programming, developing skills and providing interactions with peers and opportunities to develop social relationships with young people (not just families and therapists., teachers etc.)
Volunteer coordinator Pam Roark-Gibbs
Volunteer coordinator’s email address pam.roark@abilitiesfirst.org
Volunteer coordinator’s phone number (513) 423-9496