Joni and Friends is built on Biblical truth and the foundation of Jesus Christ. Since 1979, we’ve been advancing disability ministry and changing the church and communities around the world. The Joni and Friends International Disability Center (IDC) serves as the administrative center for ministry programs and locations across the United States which provide outreach to thousands of families impacted by disability around the globe.
Nearly 1 billion people around the world live with disabilities. Many of these individuals and their families live in poverty, pain, and despair. We want to change this. For the past 40 years, it has been our mission to bring the Gospel and practical resources to people impacted by disability around the globe. We energize the church, and move people from lack of awareness to embracing people of all abilities into the fabric of worship, fellowship, and outreach. We also train and mentor people with disabilities to exercise their gifts of leadership and service in their churches and communities.