Cupid's Chase 5K benefit Community Options Inc.

Date/Time

February 12, 2022
09:00 AM until 01:00 PM

Location

Ronald Kirk Pedestrian Bridge, Trinity Groves View map
300 Singleton,
Dallas, TX,

Additional Information

  • Website:
  • Line/Box Office Phone: Dallas office of Community Options, Inc.: 972/503-3901; cupidschase@comop.org
  • Cost: $35 early bird registration until Feb. 12. Additional fundraising is encouraged to benefit Community Options, Inc.

Description

Every February, this national race series Cupid's Chase 5K celebrates Community Options, Inc. (COI), a national nonprofit founded in 1989 that supports housing and employment for people with disabilities. Support this great cause by raising awareness of their good work, helping to raise funds, and coming out to Ronald Kirk Bridge for a noncompetitive run. Walkers, runners, joggers, and rollers (baby strollers and wheelchairs) are welcome on the USA Track and Field-certified course around Trinity Groves. Register here.

About Community Options, Inc. 
The people at Community Options, Inc. believe in the dignity of every person, and in the freedom of all people to experience the highest degree of self-determination. Embracing this philosophy, the nonprofit provides housing and employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

Throughout its history, Community Options has participated in institutional closure and community residential placement for thousands of people across several states. As a national agency, COI does not administer any large programs; rather, we recognize that people with the most severe disabilities require environments, equipment, clinical staff, and supports that are individualized and tailored to their specific needs. COI programs and services include community-based living, employment supports, high school transition programs, and specialized programs for respite and medically fragile people with disabilities.

Cupid's Chase, Dallas

The officers, management and staff of Community Options have many years of experience in providing community based residential and employment support to people with developmental and intellectual disabilities such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, physical disabilities, traumatic brain injury and dual diagnoses. The agency has developed an expertise in working with state and county based authorities to facilitate community placement for persons moving from institutions, as well as transitioning from their family home.

This expertise includes the utilization of national staff to support locally recruited executive directors in submitting individualized service plans, locating and securing appropriate homes, condos and apartments, and recruiting and training experienced staff. Community Options has a vast network of experts and consultants in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities to assist staff in designing and operating services that meet very specific needs.