Keystone Human Services designs and implements culturally relevant community-based services and service systems that promote full inclusion and culturally valued roles.
Social inclusion matters. It is the foundation of a just and equitable society and at the heart of our work. Person-directed planning and advocacy from those with lived experience guide our work to develop sustainable systems.
We are proud to be part of a global inclusion movement, alongside advocates, leaders, and organizations from around the world.
Your donation to Keystone Moldova impacts inclusive practices and services supporting refugees from Ukraine and people with disability and their families in Moldova and Eastern Europe.
Through Special Consultative Status at the UN, we bring discussions of disability inclusive disaster response, deinstitutionalization, and advocacy for and with people with disability to a global stage, influencing decision-makers at the highest international level.
Keystone Human Services International’s Regional Office for Central and Eastern Europe developed a position paper addressed to the European Union to advocate for financial support for inclusive community living and ending institutionalization of persons with intellectual and psychosocial disabilities in Moldova. Keystone Moldova, EASPD, Validity Foundation, Inclusion Europe, Institutul pentru Drepturile Omului (IDOM), and Alianta Organizatiilor pentru Persoane cu Dizabilitati (AOPD) have each endorsed the position paper and the proposed initiative.
What does it mean to provide good support? Through our partnership with Inclusion International, Keystone Human Services is working to strengthen our understanding of individual rights and support inclusive participation. Our goal is to ensure people accepting supports from Keystone Human Services are listened to and included, and their rights are respected. Over the past year, we have partnered with self-advocates, exploring together how the Listen Include Respect global guidelines for inclusion and meaningful participation for people with disabilities can impact an organization that provides direct support.
Keystone Human Services joined the conversations at the United Nations Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, where we explored how individual choice and decision making are supported well and how we can shift mindsets around the perceived capacity of people with intellectual and developmental disability, as well as the critical role direct support workers play in partnering with people with disability to create more inclusive communities.
Keystone Human Services partners with people with disability, families, governments, and other organizations and leaders to support the movement toward inclusion and the development of community-based services for people with disability. We provide consultation and education around dismantling institutions and developing responsive, effective, and inclusive supports that help people move toward belonging, acceptance, and a rich community life.
All students benefit when students with disabilities are included in school, giving all children the opportunity to learn, build relationships, and develop the skills they need to thrive in their communities. We provide consultancy and opportunities for schools and educators to build their capacity to provide fully integrated, inclusive education, as well as addressing the mindsets and other barriers to school inclusion.