We believe that individuals with disabilities should live rich adult lives. We encourage them to make personally fulfilling choices about how to live and work in their communities. In our view, they deserve to experience all the joys and challenges of a full life. Many live independently; some hold down jobs; some choose to marry.
Together we choose.
Together we grow.
Rule number one: listen.
We’re in this for the long run … the individuals we support, their family members, and Emerge staff alike. That’s one reason why we refer to individuals in our program as “customers”. Their aspirations and their felt needs can shine a light on the most promising paths forward. When we can honor their wishes with the energy we focus on their clinical needs, we complete the circle.
Caring is the flame that
renews the family
You may have seen the bumper stickers.
We’re all proud members of the Emerge family, each of us intensely committed to the progress of Emerge’s customers. We care deeply about what Emerge has built; staff, other customers and even their relatives regularly step forward to assist a customer along the path forward. Mutual respect, friendship, and caring collaboration. In short: a family.
Persistence isn’t magic...
until it is.
Individuals with disabilities often drift from program to program, unable to find the key to clinical progress or even a caring response to their aspirations. At Emerge both outcomes are critical. Certainly there are challenges in meeting these complex needs. When one approach falls short, we try another. And sometimes, another still. Give up on an individual entrusted to our program? Not in our DNA.
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Emerge is on a regular schedule
The Emerge Mission
eMerge is a Maryland-based organization supporting individuals with developmental, physical and mental health disabilities. Today we serve more than 450 people, many of them rejected by other agencies. We don’t give up on individuals entrusted to the eMerge family–no matter how severe their disabilities–and encourage them in choosing personally enriching paths to living and working in their communities. Our dedicated team, reinforced by an expanding circle of families, volunteers, and local businesses, is key to our consistent success.