" A few years ago, I planned to take my son to an amusement park for a concert. To my dismay, I realized that because my son has limited mobility, the 3 hour-long drive,
complete with frequent stops for diaper changes and snack breaks, would take a toll on me. I called the park in advance to find out if they had any rides that could accommodate my son. The
disappointing reply was 'Ma'm I'm sorry, but not at this time' Once again, my happy little boy would not be able to participate in activities that able-bodied children regularly enjoy.
At that moment, with tears in my eyes, I decided to join forces with other families and organizations to offer specialized, therapuetic and fun-filled activities and events to children with special needs and families. One summer, I organized an event using my own money. When I saw the smiles, joy, and laughter on the faces of not only the children but the parents as well, I knew I had found my calling.
I, too, suffered temporary disabilty as a result of a fall. It was one of the most difficult times of my life. I went from being self sufficient to becoming depent on others. I fought hard to combat depression and isolation. I came to know the life of persons with disabilites first hand. I vowed that with every service we provide, it MUST impact the quality of life of all participants."
Where to Find Us:
Just 4 Us Foundation
9332 Annapolis Road
Lanham, MD 20706
721 48th St. NE (suite B)
Washington, DC 20019
1400 S. Hanson St. (lower level)
6154 Pleasant Lane
4147 Welling Ave
Maryland Office: 301 779 5437
Fax Number 301-576-5136
DC Office 202-455-4371
Pennsylvania & North Carolina: 267-482-0553
What's Going On?
"Keeping It REAL so a Sista can HEAL'" Community Empowerment Summit coming to North Carolina soon. Join sisters from all walks of life as we uplift and empower one another. Space is limited. Preference is given to least, lost, unchurched, single and young mothers, those suffering from depression, anxiety and making poor choices. Childcare is available upon request. You MUST REGISTER.
JFUF Thought of by the Maryland Association of Student Councils
In August 2014 the Maryland Association of Student Council has selected the Just 4 Us Foundation to be their charity for 2014- 2015. We would like to thank (MASC) for choosing our organization as your charity of the year!
This year JFUF offered acting to youth from various counties and they will showcase their skills in the October stage play titled The Courage to Stand Up. Also youth will be showcased in Chicago at A Taste of Theater. We are excited that the youth are becoming more interested in the ARTS..