The Whole Person

The Whole Person

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The Whole Person, founded in 1978, envisions a fully integrated community of equality, where opportunities and choices are not limited by disability. We promote a world in which people with disabilities exercise independent choices and join with their supporters to advocate for positive change within society and its systems.

The Whole Person provides services to people with disabilities and their families and strives to help them identify and implement resources appropriate to their situation. We serve people across a full range of physical, sensory and mental disabilities. Our programs are offered free of charge to all people with significant disabilities.

TWP receives its base funding to operate as a center for independent living (CIL) from the U.S. Department of Education through the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) under Title VII, Part C, of the Rehabilitation Act. Additional funding is derived from grants from the State of Missouri, fees-for-service programs, and Heart of America United Way.

The Whole Person is a consumer-controlled CIL. A majority of the Board of Directors, staff, volunteers and persons in decision-making positions are people with significant disabilities. In addition, TWP frequently solicits and responds to input from people with disabilities throughout the greater Kansas City metropolitan area.

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The Whole Person is located at 3710 Main Street.
The Whole Person’s Blindness Low Vision program encourages individuals to enjoy opportunities to achieve greater independence and access to the community through physical and outdoor activities, art and cultural events and other experiences.
Our services and programs build the confidence of individuals with disabilities and improve the many skills they need to live, learn and work in their community.
Communication is a basic need of humanity. The Whole Person strives to manage, reduce and break down this barrier to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities.
The Whole Family Project provides free sign language instruction to families who have a child living in the home, infants and children up to 12 years, with a hearing or speech disability who would benefit learning visual communication.
There are many ways that The Whole Person can put your talents and skills to work. Whether you are an individual, church, club or corporation it’s easy and fun to Volunteering at The Whole Person.
The Whole Person headquarters reflects the best that Universal Design has to offer, with a built environment that is not only aesthetically enjoyable, but usable for everyone regardless of age, ability, or status in life.
The Whole Person headquarters reflects the best that Universal Design has to offer, with a built environment that is not only aesthetically enjoyable, but usable for everyone regardless of age, ability, or status in life.
TWP runs the Money Follows the Person program within our Deinstitutionalization program. MFP is a federal demonstration grant given to the state of Missouri to transition residents of qualified institutions move back into their homes and communities.

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Resource Development Database Specialist
Category: Development & Fundraising
Title: Resource Development  Database Specialist Department: Resource Development Reports to:  Manager of Resource Development and Community Outreach   Status: FT - Non-Exempt Hours per week: 40  (Mon-Fri 8:30 am to 5:00 pm)   GENERAL DESCRIPTION This position will be administrator of the CRM (fundraising and donor) software used by the Resource Development Department.  This position will ...read more
Contact: Monique Todd
Phone:(816) 627-2207