Our goal is to develop a state-of-the-art public facility, the Seven Corners Community Collaborative. It will address the broadly rooted educational and economic disparities facing people with disabilities in the Greater Portland Metropolitan area.
SEVEN CORNERS COMMUNITY COLLABORATIVE
The Seven Corners Community Collaborative will address the pressing needs within the community in the following ways:
- Increased Capacity to Serve: The Seven Corners Community Collaborative will exhibit an innovative partnership by co-locating three non-profits that serve people with disabilities and their families. Community Vision, FACT Oregon, and Community Pathways will provide wrap-around services in one single location that impacts individuals across their life span.
- Access to New Technology: The Assistive Technology Discovery Lab will educate and equip individuals with life-changing technology. The Discovery Lab will connect individuals of all ages with tools to utilize when they participate and contribute fully in their home, school, work, and communities.
- Setting a Standard for Accessibility: Serving as Portland’s first fully universally-designed building, the project will set a standard on the importance of accessibility for all. By incorporating universal design features, Community Vision is illustrating a dynamic model for the Pacific Northwest that will be nationally recognized.