Westchester Disabled on the Move - Quick Facts for 2019


Thirty-Five Years ago, the City of Yonkers with the legislative support of the New York State Senator John Flynn helped establish the Yonkers Independent Living Center now known as Westchester Disabled On the Move Inc. (WDOMI) WDOMI’S efforts have been multi-facetted from: providing a variety of direct services to individuals and families: advocating ensuring people with disabilities are not discriminated when accessing businesses and governmental services; educating the public and community leaders about the rights and abilities of our constituency.

WHAT OUR CONSUMERS SAY ABOUT US: “If I didn't have your agency to help me navigate the "maze" of red tape that the government agencies dreamed up! Tirelessly you worked to resolve the issues I brought to you. You asked for nothing in return.” ”Without WDOMI’s assistance, I probably wouldn’t be alive today and enjoying my new apartment, I know they are there for me if I need them.” WDOMI helped me to transition from benefits dependence to independence. All of this means a lot to someone with a disability… With WDOMI’s support, I feel like a part of society.”

WHAT IS STRIVE FOR 35? A series of events developed to celebrate and commemorate our 35th Anniversary. These will include: o A Community Open House welcoming the community to our new offices in Yonkers; o A Motorcycle Rally Event in April-May 2019; o Our Annual Meeting in June 2019 featuring an educational discussion and speaker; o A major gala featuring a comedy concert and award presentations on October 18, 2019.

HOW YOU CAN JOIN US We are seeking community sponsors who will benefit from the publicity and outreach for these events. Our Sponsorship opportunities are attached. In addition we are seeking items for a silent auction and raffle to be held at our Spirit of Independence Gala.