Entrepreneurial Support Program
What we do.
- Business consultation to help get you started and navigate the legal process while maintaining your existing services and support.
- Coordinated planning to leverage your existing services and support to manage everyday operations for the long term.
- Outreach to your organization or group to encourage thinking outside the box when it comes to employment!
Why we do it.
People with disabilities fight to find employment and then they have to make the tough choice of whether to ask for accommodations while proving themselves worthy every day. They are subjected to society’s ableist low expectations about what is and isn’t possible and what they do and don’t deserve.
Disabled people are often given false choices between jobs that are low-income, often unfulfilling to the individual, and don’t leverage their skills or passion. They are forced to choose between jobs that keep them in poverty, so as to not upset the delicate balance of their social security and other benefits. There are few people who know that it doesn’t have to be this way. This is unacceptable, we want to highlight a different path, the path of self-employment.
Our goal is to help those furthest from opportunity realize their dreams, escape poverty, and not just survive- but thrive.
Who we do it for.
Disability Rights Washington serves all people in Washington State who identify as having a disability while prioritizing those furthest from privilege. The Entrepreneurial Support program focuses on serving individuals with disabilities who use Social Security benefits that are Black, Indigenous, or people of color (BIPOC) and/or are transgender or two spirit.
Ready to start your business? Looking for a training or presentation?
Fill out our intake form for business consultation or our outreach form for trainings and presentations and one of our team members will get back to you soon.
Intake form for those wanting to start a business or non-profit: https://www.disabilityrightswa.org/entrepreneurial-support-intake-business-consultation/
Intake form for organizations wanting to learn more about the Entrepreneurial Support Program: https://www.disabilityrightswa.org/entrepreneurial-support-intake-outreach/