About

We envision a community where individuals affected by disabilities and their families are fully supported, valued, and included in all aspects of community life.

Embrace fosters opportunities for community by providing support, education and connections between those affected by disabilities, their families, and the local community.

We are able to carry out our mission through crucial and celebrated services such as respite nights, after school programs, summer camps, and accessible holiday events.

Additionally, we deliver assistance with IEP reviews, referrals for other needed services, as well as training for businesses, organizations, schools, and churches—we reach the entire community.

We understand your journey and we are here to help, always adapting to changing needs.

Two Embrace volunteers pushing a child in a wheelchair

Our values

Our core values guide us. We build genuine communities with lasting impact through inclusiveness, fun, and the celebration of friendships.

Love

Love like Jesus

We love unconditionally, show compassion and give hope.

Award

Be inclusive

We build events where everyone who attends feels welcomed and embraced.

Award

Have fun

We create opportunities for joy and laughter.

Community

Encourage community

We create lasting meaningful relationships between individuals, families, and volunteers.

Connections

Be a connector

We're the link between our families, community resources and organizations, businesses, schools and local churches.

Our story

Since 2011, Embrace has been serving families in the Dover, DE area. What started as a small, broad philanthropic effort amongst close church friends grew into a well-supported organization by spotting and addressing major needs.

These friends saw kids affected by disability not able to attend traditional after school programs. They knew families that felt alone and confused. They experienced a larger community that was not well equipped to provide a welcoming and accessible environment for these individuals.

The services and training offered by Embrace address these needs in a way that also brings people together through lasting support and friendships. You’re not alone and we work each day to make sure families know and feel that.

Who we are

Embrace is possible through the hard work and experiences of a board of directors, trained staff, and dedicated volunteers.