Volunteers, transportation sought for visit to legislature

Clallam Mosaic, a local nonprofit that works to enrich, encourage and empower people with developmental disabilities, is seeking help in bringing it’s voice to Olympia.

Prompted by an invitation from Rep. Mike Chapman, Clallam Mosaic is planning this trip in order to participate in the Self Advocacy and Disability Pride day being held on Jan. 31.

This is an opportunity for individuals with developmental and physical disabilities to bring their voices to Olympia, and show their pride in being valued members of our communities.

Initially proposed by Rep. Chapman during Clallam Mosaic’s annual “Tour of Italy” gala in October 2017, part of the funds needed for the trip were raised during that evening.

However, additional funds and resources are still needed.

“We would love to get assistance with transportation,” Mosaic executive director Priya Jayadev says. “Is there someone who would be able to arrange a charter bus and driver at low or no cost for this trip? We could also use volunteers to partner one-on-one with clients during the day of travel.”

To help or for more information, email to info@clallammosaic.org or call 360-681-8642.

About Advocacy Days

In Washington state, Advocacy Days are held during each legislative session. These days provide the opportunity for self-advocates and families to meet legislators and learn about the legislative process in person.

According to the Arc of Washington, these days “are an opportunity for advocates to make their voices heard by their legislators and to have an impact on policy and budget legislation that affects the services and supports available to them.” Engaging in these activities can help build essential skills for individuals with disabilities and improve their quality of life.

About Clallam Mosaic

Clallam Mosaic, a small, local nonprofit, provides an array of programs for life-long education, leisure and recreation to individuals with developmental disabilities, and supports to families working with special needs.

The organization strives to “create an inclusive community working together to enhance the quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities, their families and caregivers.”

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