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The MOKA Foundation

The MOKA Board of Directors expanded their commitment beyond direct services and support by creating the MOKA Foundation on October 24, 2001 with a mission to provide education, advocacy, and resources on behalf of individuals with disabilities.  The MOKA Foundation is a nonprofit organization 501(c)(3) public charity and gifts are tax-deductible.

The Foundation’s first outreach tool, Life Goal Planning (trademarked in 2006), was so successful it became a MOKA core service in 2011.

The Foundation is committed to the following principles and invites you to  share your time, talents, and treasure so together we can:

  • Support the dignity and worth of each individual with a disability.
  • Advocate on behalf of the individuals MOKA serves, their parents or guardians, and our stakeholders.
  • Support developments within the mental health field for individuals with disabilities. Examples we have or continue to support are self-determination, person-centered planning, and gentle teaching.
  • Support social, recreational, and educational activities for individuals MOKA supports but are not funded through other sources.
  • Maintain, improve, and replace MOKA properties and infrastructure through funding physical plant and technological improvements.
  • Share our stories with individuals, corporations, and foundations to discover if their passion matches our mission and need. Explore support through annual gifts, capital projects, or planned gifts.
  • Establish unrestricted, restricted, and endowment funds, using interest earned to support existing programs or corporation and foundation sponsored activities.
  • Develop relationships with community leaders and partners.

The MOKA Foundation was developed to enhance the full integration of individuals with disabilities into the community and provide a clear avenue for members of the community to support our mission.

The Foundation will support the pursuit of individual goals through the Empowerment Fund or scholarships for the Social Coaching program; accept financial support for capital projects such as new residential homes, technology, or furnishings; partner with community members in securing the agency's future through a gift to the Endowment Fund; and gratefully accept gifts to help grow the Foundation investments for future needs.

Demonstrate your passion for our mission in supporting individuals with autism and developmental and intellectual disabilities by giving today.

Support. Made possible.

An Individual's Goals: Your gift to our Empowerment Fund will support individual goals to empower individuals in becoming more independent, aid in securing a job, build critical relationships in the community, or purchase needed accommodations to live life in a more functional way.

Individuals in a Specialized Residential Home: MOKA provides 24-hour support and supervision in homes located throughout West Michigan. We believe these homes should be of highest quality and support an individual's acceptance in the community.

A Social Coaching Scholarship: MOKA’s Social Coaching Program helps individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome, autism, cognitive challenges, and mental illness learn critical social skills needed to participate fully and achieve life successes. Scholarships are granted for individuals 16 years of age and older. Program graduates pursue jobs or post-secondary education and become more involved in their community. Classes of six individuals meet weekly for 15 weeks. Classes have recently expanded to include Muskegon. Your gift to the Scholarship Fund supports adults to help themselves acquire confidence, achieve their dreams, and live more independently. The cost of one scholarship is $500.

Accreditation

A CARF Three Year Accreditation was awarded to MOKA in 2015 for the following services: Community Housing, Community Integration, Services Coordination, and Supported Living.

CARF accreditation demonstrates MOKA's quality, accountability, and commitment to the satisfaction of the persons served. For more information on CARF, visit www.carf.org

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