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The Mission Project

A place where adult persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities live, work, play and participate in the life of the community, living independently with individualized support

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Corey and the Mission Project

Corey's Mom died.  A case worker told his aunt about the Mission Project.    Hear Corey describe his experience becoming a leader in an independent living community for IDD adults. 

Corey describes his home, his hobbies, his work, and his friends in the Mission Project community for developmentally disabled adults living independently with a bit of help, when needed.  He says: "You live once. You ought to fulfill your life, your dreams...without the Mission Project I wouldn't have a life."

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What You Can Do

Sponsor or Attend An Event

Ask anyone! Our events are the best! 

For questions about sponsorship opportunities, please contact our Executive Director at or by phone at 913-777-6722.

Volunteer Your Time

Please reach out to Board Member and family member, Michelle Niedens at for volunteer opportunities.

Support Us With a Gift 

The critical supports for our community of adults with developmental disabilities are costly.  We are grateful for ALL contributions, regardless of the size of your gift—our friends and supporters are who make this important work possible. As a 501(c)(3) organization, donations are tax-deductible. 

Support us with a gift.

Independent Living - 2021 Metrics to Consider

Transportation services delivered our participants to the job on time.

99% of the time

Independent living skills training offered to Mission Project Participants.

600 Hours

Professional care givers and volunteers coordinated social skills, fitness, hobbies and fun.

18 Clubs

Fitness instruction offered to program participants in 2021.

200 Hours

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What We Do

The Mission Project provides life skills programs, supports, and social opportunities to help our participants live meaningful lives, independently.


Work Transportation


Personal Care Assistants



Social and Life Skills Programs

Nurse Talking to Patient

MPower Health, Fitness, & Nutrition Program


Fitness and Nutrition Programs


Enrichment and Recreational Opportunities

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Community Support and Mental Well-Being


Volunteers are a key element at The Mission Project. Families of participants provide thousands of volunteer hours to support programs, operations, and resource building. But external volunteers also have an important role to play. Not only do they fill necessary holes, both in time and skills, but they also meaningfully contribute to the concept of life in community--expanding participant contacts, increasing awareness, and contributing to sustainability. There are many ways to volunteer for The Mission Project. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out our form below or contact Michelle Niedens at to get connected!

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Thanks for your interest in the Mission Project. We'll be back with you soon.

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"I celebrated my birthday outside with my family.  It was lots of fun seeing each other at a distance. I also received emails from my friends who wanted to wish me a happy birthday.  It felt good knowing someone cared."

Kelly - Program Participant

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Get in touch with The Mission Project to learn more about our work creating independent living communities, and how you can get involved.

5909 Dearborn St. 
Mission, KS 66202


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