Everyone's Future Matters.

Mi Work Matters is a nonprofit on a mission to create meaningful employment opportunities for people with developmental disabilities across Michigan.

Our Mission

Competitive, INclusive Employment. 

The beautiful hopes and dreams of childhood are often the tender starts of future careers and callings. For most of us. For people with developmental disabilities, opportunities are few and far too limited.

At Mi Work Matters, we believe the hopes, dreams and talents of every person matter. People with different abilities are infinitely worthy of meaningful work and more than capable of contributing to their community.


Employment Numbers.

Current employment rates for adults with developmental disabilities is very low — less than 20% in Michigan.

Mi Works Matters is working to change this!


Today we are gratefully working to brighten the employment horizon.

Over the last few months we have worked with several employers and non-profit partners to put over 7 young people with Down syndrome to work in places like the Detroit Zoo, the Ann Arbor Hands on Museum and a worldwide consulting firm in Southfield. We are ready to expand this work to reach more future employees and potential employers.

Next up, we’re opening a coffee shop.

Ahhh, the aroma of fresh-brewed coffee and dreams-come-true for so many families.

Learn more about Anastasia and Katie's Coffee Shop