A Common Thread

What brings us together? How can we find a common thread, allowing us to understand and have compassion for others? My work here will attempt to bridge the gap between people with disabilities and their communities.

Physical, intellectual, emotional and developmental challenges can make it difficult for people with disabilities to connect with their community in meaningful ways. As a result, they are sometimes treated like second-class citizens, and their needs, concerns and opinions are ignored or shunted aside. At New Genesis, it is our duty to ensure that everyone has a voice.

We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value, no matter what their color.
— Maya Angelou

Our work is especially important now, more than ever before. We provide services that allow people with disabilities to live richer, more fulfilling lives, increase their independence, and achieve their goals. Funding cuts, political opposition, and other challenges must be faced with courage and resourcefulness.

Together, we can make a difference. One thread, alone, cannot withstand much force before it snaps. Woven together with other threads, it can create something entirely new- strong, enduring, and even beautiful. When we stand united, supporting each other, we can truly do amazing things.

Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.
— Martin Luther King, Jr.

Knitting the World Together, One Heart at a Time...

Molly J. Anderson

Program Director