Employed and Overjoyed Foundation
I was only 20 years old when Spencer was born with Down Syndrome. Our world was very different in 1990, it seemed like Spencer was one of the few. I had to learn, change, reroute my career plans, and grow. Spencer inspired me to become a special education teacher and I poured myself into my job.
30 years later, Spencer and I are ready to embark on another journey. Spencer's Place is a coffee shop and bistro that employs adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, enabling other adults like Spencer to earn a paycheck, build relationships with the community, gain a sense of purpose and show the community the beauty of inclusion and diversity.
The national unemployment rate for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities is 80%. Employed and Overjoyed is committed to decreasing this rate by helping adults with IDD find meaningful employment.
WE CAN DO BETTER! Let's reduce this statistic and employ more!
Employed and Overjoyed is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
All donations will receive a letter of acknowledgment for tax purposes.