Thank you for your
support of the
Home Makeover Challenge!
We invited you to participate in an initiative to improve the quality of life for the individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities that we support in 15 of our residential homes.
And you answered the call!
15 houses were chosen for a room makeover project that needed functional and accessible updates. Updates included new kitchens with countertops at reachable levels, flooring with accommodating surfaces, bathrooms with walk-in/roll-in showers, community rooms and outdoor decks with user-friendly ramps.
We are proud to say this exciting project has been completed! The renovations are truly enhancing the lives of the people The Arc supports!
To learn more about our next initiative, visit Aging with Grace, Aging In Place for updates.
Helping People Feel at Home
The success of the 2019 Home Makeover Challenge is a perfect illustration of what happens when a need becomes an idea and the idea is matched with philanthropy.
While the Home Makeover Challenge addressed many needs, the one need it could not address was the ability to have the people we support age in place.
With more than half of our 29 homes being two story, we realize that, to accommodate our ever aging population, we now must pursue another option. We want the people we support to be able to comfortably age in place. Who wants to have to leave their home just because they can no longer navigate stairs?
The future lies in building our own homes. Click here for updates on our Aging with Grace, Aging In Place initiative.