Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City
5960 Dearborn Street, Suite 100
Mission, KS 66202
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The Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to provide support and resources for individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the professionals
who serve them. DSG seeks to provide the entire community with information and education to broaden awareness and foster positive attitudes regarding people with Down syndrome.
Thank you Kansas City and Central Missouri for Stepping Up for Down syndrome this year. Together, over $320,700 was raised. We are grateful for your support and for making a difference to our mission. The virtual event can still be viewed on DSG's Facebook page. Please continue to share your photos and videos on DSG's Facebook page. Use hashtags #StepUpWalk #StepUp or #StepUpChallenge
Donations are still being accepted through December 31, 2020
To donate to the Kansas City Step Up Walk, please use this link. learning-campus.php
To donate to the Central Missouri Step Up Walk, please use this link https://p2p.onecause.com/central-missouri-step-up-walk
Our Mission is Growing: your past support has helped our dream to serve people with Down syndrome—of all ages—come true!
- You’ve Always Stepped Up: our mission needs your support now, more than ever! With the challenges non-profits are facing during this global pandemic, your support will have a direct impact on the people we serve now—and into the future!
- Make a Lifelong Impact: the lasting impact of your support will help us expand our services.
Thank you again for supporting our mission, the families we serve, promoting community involvement and encouraging a lifetime of opportunities for people with Down syndrome.
Corona virus response
People with Down syndrome are at a heightened risk due to age and/or compromised immune systems. DSG’s number one priority is the safety of the people we serve and our staff. Due to rising concerns related to the local and national spread of the Coronavirus/COVID-19, we have been closely monitoring the situation while planning for how to best keep the community we serve safe in this uncertain time.
Right now, our focus is on taking a proactive approach to protecting the health of the DSG community.
With that goal, DSG made the difficult decision to cancel or postpone multiple events and programs.
Please read a message from our CEO dated 4/14/20 regarding DSG's plan for keeping our members safe and healthy.
Expanding to meet the needs of those we serve!
In 2020, the Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City (DSG) will continue to expand our services, programs—and our campus—to better serve people with Down syndrome. We are not only diversifying and expanding our innovative, comprehensive therapy program that serves ages 4 – 20, but also launching new programs with the goal to serve all ages, from birth to late adulthood. With the expansion of our services, programs and staff (we now have 11 full-time employees), we have outgrown our current space in our office at 5960 Dearborn.
In July 2019, we acquired 5916 Dearborn, the building adjacent to our office and began fundraising in support of our project. With the goal of creating a world-class, 11,000-square-foot Lifelong Learning Campus, DSG will renovate our current space and the building next door.
Our Campus will set the stage for authentic, fulfilling lives by providing opportunities for people with Down syndrome to participate in programming, receive therapy, find meaningful employment, and enjoy friendships and a sense of community.
Construction is slated to begin this spring with our goal for the project to be completed by August. Stay tuned for more updates on this exciting advancement that will enable us to better serve our families! Help us dream big for the future by donating to our building fund.
dsg team now providing online support
We are here to support you during this time of social distancing! Visit mykcdsg.org to start a live chat with a DSG member.
Is your adult son or daughter with Down syndrome...
Living a productive adult life?
Connected to a strong social network
Engaged meaningfully in the community?
Continuously learning new skills? DSG is committed to helping adults with Down syndrome achieve their full potential and is excited to introduce ACE!
Click here to learn more.