As one of the oldest non-profit organizations founded in the District of Columbia, SJCS is committed to supporting and advocating for people of all abilities. SJCS works to build stronger communities and to ensure that all people have a meaningful quality of life.
This commitment and focus have allowed SJCS to grow and annually support people beyond its original District of Columbia footprint. Today, in addition to the District of Columbia, we provide services in four states: Delaware, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Virginia.
Our nationally recognized “program without walls,” activist approach supports people and communities alike. This successful method results in the people we serve experiencing new opportunities, building new relationships, experiencing a sense of belonging, and fully participating in and becoming valued members of their communities.
At St. John’s Community Services (SJCS), we are proud of our rich history in supporting people with disabilities to seek a better life. As one of the oldest non-profit organizations founded in the District of Columbia, we remain committed to helping and advocating for all individuals with disabilities and other social and personal challenges as we continue to expand our scope of services to include programs aimed at helping those in all communities looking to build a meaningful life.
At the heart of our services and programs is our mission – Advancing inclusive communities where every person, regardless of circumstances, has the right and opportunity to live their best life.. This commitment and focus has allowed SJCS to grow beyond our original District of Columbia footprint. Today, we provide services in Virginia, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland, where our nationally recognized “program without walls” activist approach supports people and communities alike. This successful method enables those we serve to experience new opportunities and to fully participate in and become valuable contributors to their communities.
Our staff, board members, volunteers, and communities work together to address the needs of each of the individuals we support. In doing so, we encourage and develop each person’s dream of self-direction, full citizenship and individual participation in their community, using the skills and knowledge gained through participation in our programs.
As a community, we drive social change and continue to advocate for full inclusion of people with disabilities and other social and personal challenges into their local communities. We do this through assistance with access to housing, employment, education, healthcare, and relationships. We open the doors to autonomy where each person becomes a strong thread in a woven fabric that supports and binds neighbors together.