The mission of FIN is to promote awareness of and provide support for the inclusion of people with disabilities and their families into faith communities.
The Faith Inclusion Network (FIN) of South Hampton Roads is a non-profit, grass roots organization founded in May of 2008, dedicated to helping faith communities develop inclusive ministries for people with disabilities and helping families affected by disability to find welcoming and accessible places to worship in South Hampton Roads, VA.
On May 1, 2008, 22 representatives from faith communities and disability service providers met for the first time to discuss how to broaden awareness, share resources and begin to better meet the spiritual needs of people with disabilities in our community. Since then, we have met for tri-annual general meetings in September, January and May, to offer networking and educational opportunities in the area of faith and disability. In May of 2009, we held our first conference called, “That All May Worship” which was attended by close to 100 people from South Hampton Roads and beyond.
To help people with disabilities and their families find welcoming and accessible faith communities through the use of our website: Faith Inclusion Network and by FIN sponsored meetings and events.
To help faith communities better include people with disabilities into their congregations by providing opportunities to network and share resources with each other and local disability service providers.
To educate the general public about FAITH inclusion and disability issues by way of open general meetings, events and conferences.
Free to Dance: What the Church Should Know About Disabilities
Karen Jackson’s interview for CBN 700 Club about daughter, Samantha and Faith Inclusion Network, aired May 2016
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