It takes the entire community
And we happen to be members of a great one.
From the inclusive community wellness programs that build healthy bodies to the high-quality education opportunities that build strong minds and futures, and to comprehensive social services that build strong souls – we are working together to build a healthier Milwaukee. We thank our community partners recognized below for their partnership and their own missions to help all live a thriving, inclusive lifestyle.
Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin (DSAW)
Protecting the rights of people with disabilities statewide. Their mission is to advance the dignity, equality, and self-determination of people with disabilities. Learn more about our Wellness 360 program with DSAW.
Friendship Circle of Wisconsin
Providing support, friendship, and opportunities to include individuals with disabilities in our community. Focused on goal-oriented therapeutic care and creating an inclusive community where all individuals are valued regardless of the challenges they face.
Miwaukee Diaper Mission
Milwaukee Diaper Mission, a nonprofit organization, empowers families in need by providing a reliable source of free diapers & period supplies.
The Ability Center
Building a community where all abilities are provided a universal opportunity for health, wellness, and recreation. View our Events calendar to see when the next Ability Open Gym is, for youth & adults ages 10+ in our very own Marcus Gym.
Pink Umbrella Theater Company
The first professional theater company in Milwaukee with a focus on hiring disabled actors and artists. Actors and artists who identify as having a physical, intellectual, or emotional disability are welcome to join and create a space that is inclusive and accessible for all.
Upstream Arts provides programming for youth and adults with mild to severe cognitive, developmental, and physical disabilities. Learn more about our one-week specialty partner camp.
Upcoming Ability Open Gyms
Location: Marcus Gym
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Wheelchair and adaptive sports can be scary – especially if it’s your first time. The Ability Center is helping to remove the fear and offer our community an opportunity to play together in an inclusive, non-competitive, friendly environment where your friends, family, peers, and colleagues can join you to play in a “different pair of shoes.” Everybody plays at Ability Open Gym and we hope you’ll join us to try something new, disability or not!
For every person, of every background, and every ability
Through every age and stage, the JCC supports families and individuals throughout our community.
Classes for Little Ones
All parent-child classes and many of our kids-only classes are STARS friendly.Learn More »