Monday, April 25, 2011

Michigan group home for DD adults built on campus of retirement community

Faith House,  a new 7,243-square-foot group home for men with developmental disabilities, has opened on the campus of Covenant Village of the Great Lakes, a continuing care retirement community in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

This is from the press release for the opening:

"Covenant Village donated a little more than half an acre to build the seven-bedroom, seven-bath, ranch-style home. It includes a spacious family room, a completely outfitted kitchen, a two-car garage and a backyard deck. The lower level has a two-bedroom apartment for live-in managers who are available day and night. Residents live together, yet independently, in a supportive structure.

"As part of the Covenant Village family, Faith House residents can enjoy the same 40-acre wooded campus as Covenant Village’s senior adults. Faith House residents can access many of the community’s facilities. Covenant Village also offers its Faith House neighbors intergenerational, volunteer and work opportunities...

"The goal of Covenant Enabling Residences of Michigan is to provide a safe, caring environment for high-functioning developmentally disabled adults. Individualized, carefully monitored programs challenge residents to reach their potential through education, training and the development of social skills. In addition to Faith House, Covenant Enabling Residences of Michigan also oversees Mary’s House and Joseph’s House. Located in Muskegon, one provides a residence for women and another for men."

Funding to support Enabling Residences of Michigan comes from:

  • Federal grants and Social Security funds
  • State/local funds
  • Private pay
  • Residents' earning
  • Special gifts from churches
  • Volunteer and monetary support from families and friends of residents   
 Follow the links for more details on these residences and contact information.

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