About

Reality Ministries was founded in 2007 by Jeff McSwain and a group of friends who were compelled by a vision of ministry that reflected God’s heart for humanity and intent on creating a space where everyone is accepted, valued and celebrated.

Our mission: to create opportunities for adults with and without developmental disabilities to experience belonging, kinship and life-changing Reality of Christ’s love.

Our Impact 2018/2019

people with and without disabilities participated in daily/weekly programs

people served healthy meals each day at the Reality Center

community members attended the reality talent show at DPAC

pounds of produce grown at the Reality Farm for program meals

people with and without disabilities live together at the Corner House and 2 Friendship Houses

members of the wider community served at the Reality Cafe

yoga, dance, and fitness programs offered during daytime

volunteer hours donated

%

of participants returned to programs this year

The Heart of Reality

ALL Abilities

Reality seeks to bridge the divide  between people with and without developmental disabilities through friendship. Barriers break down when participants and volunteers share life together in a variety of ways.

Come As You Are, to Love and be Loved

In contrast to many goal-oriented services that seek to improve or change people with disabilities, Reality’s focus is on mutual friendship and growing together. While Reality is a faith community rooted in the Christian tradition, people of any or no faith are fully welcomed.

Shared Experiences

Relationships flourish through a variety of activities: communal meals, outings around town, music, fitness, dances, community service and many organic expressions of friendship. Reality friends are there for each other, from celebrating birthdays and weddings to being present with one another through the hard times of life.

A Place to Call Home

Reality homes are spaces where people of diverse abilities reside in intentional community, anchored in the practices of eating, praying and celebrating together.

Our Partners

Reality is grateful for the faithful support from our community partners, including:

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