Nearly 1 billion people around the world live with disabilities.
Many of these individuals and their families live in poverty, pain, and despair.
Together we can change this.
We envision a world where every person with a disability finds hope, dignity, and their place in the body of Christ.
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“Go out quickly...and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame…so that my house will be full.”
We reach out to families living with disability with gospel-adorned hope.
We extend gospel-centered care through Community Support, Respite, Retreats and Getaways, and Crisis Response.
We connect families with Christ-honoring, disability friendly churches where they find a place belong.
News, Stories & Inspiration
Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada and welcome to Joni and Friends. That’s right, here at Joni and Friends you’ll always hear the most strange and unusual facts. Like, did you know that there is an actual Procrastination Club of America? Yep, my friend, procrastinators across the country have proclaimed a certain day each year as…Read More
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28 You’d agree that Romans 8:28 is filled with encouragement. When you receive that bad medical report or are hit hard with disappointment, it’s reassuring to know that God’s…Read More
“Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed.” John 3:20 The other day, Ken caught me looking at a really silly YouTube video. It wasn’t “sinful,” but it wasn’t edifying either – let alone a worthwhile use of my time. When…Read More
Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada and I love my helping hands! Welcome to Joni and Friends and my get-up girl Brittany? Her hands love to help. She’s an occupational therapist who pretty much “gives” her time to help me get up in my wheelchair on Sunday mornings. My get-up routine isn’t exactly easy – bed…Read More
The strain of caring for a child with special needs places additional pressure on a marriage few will ever understand. That’s why so many families affected by disability end up broken. The divorce rate of special needs families remains higher than the national average. And that’s why Joni and Friends is dedicated to doing everything we can…Read More
Hi, I’m Joni with a touching memory from another April 19th. Actually, it’s more traumatic than touching. But it’s indelibly printed on my heart when, decades ago today, I received an early morning call from a pastor-friend whose church was in Oklahoma City. His voice was tense, and he asked if I was watching the…Read More
“They did not thirst when he led them through the deserts; he made water flow for them from the rock; he split the rock and water gushed out.” Isaiah 48:21 Have you heard that expression “squeeze water from a rock?” Everyone knows it’s impossible. Everyone, that is, except God. In Deuteronomy 32 the Lord says,…Read More
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever!” Ephesians 3:20-21 Everyone wants to see God do great things in…Read More
“You are my hiding place; you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with songs of deliverance.” Psalm 32:7 When the 1994 earthquake hit LA in the middle of the night, our house shook violently. As a quadriplegic, I was not able to jump out of bed and run for cover. So Ken quickly threw…Read More