Nearly 1 billion people around the world live with disabilities. Many of these individuals and their families live in poverty, pain, and despair.
Joni and Friends was founded by disability advocate Joni Eareckson Tada in 1979 to bring the Gospel and practical resources to people impacted by disability around the world. Through programs and global outreaches such as Wheels for the World, Joni’s House, and Retreats & Getaways, we “go out quickly…and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame and compel them to come in, so that [God’s] house will be full.” Luke 14:21, 23 (NIV).
The ministry also provides training and resources to help every person with a disability find hope, dignity, and their place in the body of Christ.
Learn more about Joni and Friends and support our ministry work.