Champions Community Foundation
playing a meaningful role in the lives of physically challenged young adults in the Greater Atlanta area and beyond
In the Atlanta Metro area, conservative estimates show there are over 11,000 young adults between the ages of 18 and 35 with physical disabilities due to cerebral palsy, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy and physical injury; estimates indicate there are over 630,000 nationally.
• Once these young adults age out of high school, they become isolated and lonely, which often leads to depression.
• There is a lack of awareness of their intellectual capabilities Most are high school and college graduates who want to live independent and productive lives working and volunteering in their local communities.
• With their parents growing older, there are few, if any, independent living alternatives available other than a nursing home.