CORD – Cape Organization for Rights of the Disabled

CORD – Cape Organization for Rights of the Disabled – has been working aggressively for more than three decades to advance the independence, productivity, and integration of people with disabilities into mainstream society. The non-profit Center for Independent Living serves Cape Cod & the Islands by providing independent living services to people with disabilities. CORD’s mission is to advocate for the rights of people with disabilities and to promote a barrier-free environment for all.

As part of their mission CORD works to eradicate the hunger and poor nutrition that is known to disproportionately affect households with members with disabilities. They host food drives, operate a mobile food pantry, and seek to raise awareness within the community of the need to better serve those dealing with disabilities.

CORD and Cape Cod Broadcasting Media

For more than a year, we at Cape Cod Broadcasting Media has worked with CORD to advocate for independence, productivity, and quality nutrition to those in our community living with disabilities.

We have worked to promote food collection events organized by CORD, and encourage our partners, readers, and listeners to participate actively in contributing to CORD’s mission.

Through promotions on our radio stations and on CapeCod.com we continue to advance the cause both through the broadcast of information related to resources available to the disabled, and by spreading awareness within the community about what can be done to help.

About CORD’s Independent and Community Services

CORD’s Independent Living and Deaf and Hard of Hearing Independent Living programs aim to empower the consumer. Services, which are consumer-controlled, include:

  • Information and Referral: CORD provides information about disability-related issues, resources, and benefits;
  • Independent Living Skills Training: CORD helps consumers attain the skills needed to achieve their maximum independence level;
  • Peer Support: CORD provides support and assistance with problem-solving and goal-setting among people with disabilities;
  • Advocacy: CORD provides individual and systemic advocacy to assist and better equip people to confront barriers, such as discrimination, lack of access, and unresponsive service systems.

CORD also provides free presentations and technical assistance on disability rights and laws to businesses, organizations, and the general public.

Topics may include: the Americans with Disabilities Act, assistive technology, disability awareness, personal care attendants, and other disability-related issues.

How to Support CORD

CORD is consistently seeking community support through food drives, volunteer efforts, and financial contributions. If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to support CORD’s services, please send your payment to: CORD – 106 Bassett Lane, Hyannis, MA 02601

You can also visit their website by clicking the discover more button below.

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