Help people with disabilities thrive

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1 in 4 people has a disability. People with disabilities 2x more likely to be unemployed, 2x more likely to be underemployed, and 2x more likely to live in poverty than their nondisabled peers.

Starkloff Disability Institute is working to change that.

Our programs help disabled people thrive by acting on both sides of the problem:

Empowering Candidates: Our candidate programs empower people with disabilities to take control of their careers and succeed in competitive professions. Through a range of programs targeting youth, college students, and adults, Starkloff teaches people with disabilities to step into their power as disabled professionals and equips them with the tools to thrive in the workplace.

Improving Systems: Through corporate partnerships, community outreach, conferences, media, and more, Starkloff dispels myths and helps companies implement inclusive hiring and customer service practices. We use many approaches to teach people how common disability is, that it isn’t something to fear or be uncomfortable with, and how they can be more welcoming.

Working at the micro and macro levels, Starkloff is changing hearts and minds and building a community where disabled people can thrive.

If you would like to speak to someone about questions you have or any other type of gift you would like to make, please contact Maggie Mahoney at (314) 860-3074 or mmahoney@starkloff.org.

Starkloff Disability Institute is a designated 501(c)(3) non-profit organization by the Internal Revenue Service. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Starkloff Disability Institute will not sell, rent, trade or transfer your personal information to outside organizations. If you wish to be removed from our mailing list at any time, please email us at info@starkloff.org or call (314) 588-7090.

Become a member of the Advocate's Club

Advocates make a monthly sustaining contribution that supports the programs of SDI. This special group is committed to helping break down barriers for people with disabilities through education and advocacy throughout the entire year.

Other ways to give. Mail: Please make checks payable to Starkloff Disability Institute, 133 S. 11th Street, Suite 500, St. Louis, MO 63102. Text: Text SDI to 44-321. Call: 314-588-7090. If you would like to speak with someone about questions you have or any other type of gift you would like to make, please call our office.
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