Inspiring Change: The League for People with Disabilities – A Story of Mission and Values

The League for People with Disabilities believes in the inner strength and talents found in every individual. For over a century, this pioneering non-profit organization based in Baltimore, Maryland focuses on empowering the lives of people with disabilities. The organization offers a range of programs and services, including educational, recreational, vocational, and therapeutic activities for children and adults with disabilities. The League prides itself on disability equality with the saying:

“Together, We Are Able”

The League for People with Disabilities focuses on promoting independence and improving the quality of life and self-sufficiency for people with disabilities. David A. Greenberg, President, and CEO of The League for People with Disabilities, says, “We aren’t healthcare, we’re lifecare. Our mission is to help people with disabilities gain independence and self-sufficiency and to enjoy life…I have the best job in the world.” Here at The League, we love what we do, and together, we are able to change lives.

“We aren’t healthcare, we’re lifecare. Our mission is to help people with disabilities gain independence and self-sufficiency and to enjoy life…I have the best job in the world.”

The League for People with Disabilities: Our Mission

The League for People with Disabilities is committed to offering a wide variety of opportunities for individuals with disabilities to gain independence, increase their self-sufficiency, and improve their quality of life. A variety of volunteering opportunities are available to individuals in the local community, and donations are encouraged to support the mission.

Who We Are: Our Core Values

  • Accountability – We accept all responsibilities we set and obtain measurable goals for ourselves and our programs.
  • Independence – We create and foster opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in new hobbies, activities, and programs so they can explore a variety of choices.
  • Mutual Respect – We recognize the value of everyone using our programs here at The League, including our workers, volunteers, families, and donors who help make our programs succeed.
  • Participant Focus – We allow participants to set their own individual goals, encouraging them to achieve as much as possible through our services and programs.
  • Quality – We reflect excellence in everything we do, and we exceed expectations.

Empowering Disabilities: The Story of The League

Founded in 1927 and based in Baltimore, MD, The League supports over 2,000 individuals annually with disabilities through comprehensive programs and services. Every year, we are grateful for the continued support from our volunteers, staff members, friends, family, and donors who stand by The League’s mission and values.

Providing our services and programs like The Wellness Center, CLUB1111, Camping & Recreation, Employment Services, Behavior and Support Services, and more helps unlock participants’ potential, making an extortionary impact on their lives. If you or a family member can benefit from any of The League’s services, contact us today to see how we can help.

Transformative Programs with Purpose

Adult Day Programs – At The League for People with Disabilities, we believe wellness and purpose go hand-in-hand. The League’s Adult Day Programs provide individualized care to every participant, allowing them to learn about their wellness goals and pursue personal interests. In addition, our Multiple Sclerosis and Aphasia programs provide targeted support through enriching activities designed to nurture abilities.

Meaningful Day Programs – At The League, we understand meaningful days unlock powerful lives. Meaningful Day Programs like Day Habilitation empower adults to develop skill-building activities through participation and partnership with local Baltimore organizations and businesses. In addition, Employment Services promotes independence and societal integration for individuals with disabilities as they develop talent and confidence in successful job placement.

Youth Autism Services – Each child deserves to have the support they need to thrive. Our specialists for youths with autism provide intensive individual support (IISS), therapeutic integration (TI), family consultation, and respite services. Our youth can also enjoy the Camping & Recreation Programs which include weekend retreats to encourage life-changing experiences, new relationships, and long-lasting memories.

Community Services – The Wellness Center and League Industries encourage participants to get more involved in their local community through different types of participation. The Wellness Center provides a variety of fitness activities like swimming, weightlifting, land and aqua aerobics, and dancing. Moreover, League Industries, a printing, mailing, and delivery social enterprise, is open to individuals with disabilities.

Support Services – Behavior Support Services uplift people with disabilities to focus on developing functional behavior for family stabilization, societal integration, and personal independence. Behavioral consultation is available for participants to address any behavioral concerns. The League’s Personal Support Services Program has one-to-one support with a League staff member to discover personal passions, recreational opportunities, and any form of responsibility the participant is interested in learning.

Recreational Services – The League has created Maryland’s first and only nightclub for people with disabilities where participants 18+ can enjoy dancing, music, snacks, mocktails, spa services, and games. CLUB1111 is an inclusive environment encouraging individuals of all abilities to have fun in a judgement-free space! Other recreational services include Camping & Recreation where campers can enjoy a travel getaway or traditional camp opportunities to meet new friends and have life-changing experiences in and outside of the DMV area.

Join the Movement: Support The League’s Mission

The League for People with Disabilities appreciates the continuous support and donations our sponsors, volunteers, and donors make. Their kindness and compassion allow us to keep empowering individuals with disabilities to become independent. All proceeds go towards providing participants with the best resources and further advancing The League’s mission. Make a difference in Baltimore and beyond by getting involved with The League today. Every volunteer, hour, donation, and act of goodwill brings us closer to a community of inclusion.