122 E. Olin Ave. Suite 100 Madison WI 53713 stefanie@lovdane.org 608.219.8178

Who We Are

Mission

Living Our Visions, Inc. (LOV-Dane) is a grassroots organization of individuals with disabilities, their families, friends and community members building fulfilling and community-centered lives for all citizens.

Vision

LOV-Dane envisions a future in which adults with disabilities live as independently as possible in communities to which they contribute through productive employment, engaged citizenship, and caring, reciprocal relationships.

Guiding Principles

Family Governed and Family Led:
·      Mobilize individuals with disabilities, their families and friends to develop projects based on their interests and needs
·      Build capacity even in the face of shrinking resources
·      Generate creative solutions outside of the traditional service system
·      Work with staff as partners

Collective Action and Relationship Focused:
·      Facilitate relationships of caring and mutual support
·      Learn, develop and implement creative solutions together
·      Collectively leverage family and community assets

Cultivators of Individual and Community Gifts:
·      Celebrate the unique gifts of our members
·      Find valued roles for individual and organizational contribution
·      Build reciprocal partnerships with community organizations