Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City Awards $50,000 Grant to Developing Potential, Inc.

Developing Potential Inc. (DPI) was recently awarded a $50,000 grant from the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City – Applicant Defined Grant to support the salary of their Increase Access to Services program’s full-time registered nurse.

Developing Potential Inc. serves adults with developmental disabilities with onsite day services, offsite program activities, and employment support. The Increase Access to Services program provides extensive medical support to individuals attending DPI’s onsite Day Services program, as-needed support to off-site Day Services and Employment Connections participants, and health training to staff and individuals receiving services. The program supports better health for all individuals at DPI, increases program participation, and improves quality of life for all participants.

The Increase Access to Services program began in 2008 and supports individuals at all three DPI locations (Kansas City, MO, Lee’s Summit, and Independence), as well as DPI staff members. The program aims to keep participants healthy through annual health assessments and screenings, health education, and addressing daily medical needs.  Since the Increase Access to Services program began over ten years ago, it has helped hundreds of people enjoy a better quality of life through improved health and has consistently provided high-quality medical support to DPI’s program participants.

DPI was founded in 1993 to provide quality day services to adults with developmental disabilities in the Kansas City area, allowing them to reach their full potential and achieve a dignified adult lifestyle.  DPI began nearly 25 years ago with one location in Kansas City serving eight individuals and has now expanded to three locations in Jackson County, (Kansas City, Independence, and Lee’s Summit) and serves approximately 150 people.

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