Open Doors for Multicultural Families engages and partners with culturally and linguistically diverse individuals with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities and their families. We use a cultural brokerage model to navigate services, provide specialized programming and advocate for systems change.
Open Doors provides people with disabilities and their families with the tools that put them in charge of defining the direction of their lives. Located in South King County, Open Doors engages families with limited English proficiency from low income, immigrant and refugee communities of color. Open Doors removes cultural and linguistic barriers so families can access critical services and live a quality life.
Open Doors works with families to nurture early childhood development, youth leadership and job readiness, and provide supports for older adults with disabilities. We empower people with disabilities and their families to use their voice to make a difference in their community. Our dedicated professionals and parent mentors build strong connections with families because they share the same culture and speak the same language.
Open Doors is driven by the dedication and generosity of our community. Together, we are building a community where everyone's culture and language are respected and all people with disabilities are valued.