Greg and I started Community Resources on January 1, 1990. Our commitment was to people with developmental disabilities who lived in state institutions and local nursing homes that wanted to move back to their home communities. We were excited about people moving into their own homes, being involved in the choosing of where they lived, what they did during the day and how they expressed their individuality and uniqueness.
We continue with that same commitment and passion. Over the years, Community Resources has grown to include people with developmental disabilities who have grown up in their family homes and already have a place in the community. They and their families want to continue their journey towards independence while living in their own home and experiencing life on their own with support from paid staff, family and friends.
What a great adventure this has been and still is. I am grateful to have been the sister of an amazing woman, Lynn, who also happened to have developmental disabilities. My life has been richer because of the experiences we were able to share. Community Resources is what it is because of her.