Our homes are more than just physical living space. They are true homes and safe havens for some remarkable adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Katie was the inspiration for the organization and lives in one of the homes.
We now have four homes; two for women and two for men. All four homes are parent or family driven and supported by Katie’s House.
Our goal is to allow as much independence and freedom as possible while still providing fulltime oversight.
Residents at the houses are invited, but not required to help with meal preparation, grocery shopping, and simple house cleaning.
All house members are active in the community. We have 24/7 staff paid by funding from the Division of Developmental Disabilities and the Personal Preference Program. All staff at the houses are hired by parents, guardians or family members and have been drug tested and criminal background checks done. We believe the parents/guardians/family should always have a say in who cares for their child and when they are gone they will have chosen someone to take their place in decision making. Parents also decide meal menus, house rules, and activities they want for their son or daughter.
House members spend time volunteering in the community, attending the nearby County College in life skill classes, socializing with peers on Friday evenings with The Friendship Group and Circle of Friends run by Katie’s House and trying to be involved in the community as much as possible.
These programs do more than just fill time. We strive continuously to improve their ability to live life to the fullest. We want our young adults to experience life, rather than spend most of it in a sheltered environment.
House Members Motto: “My Life, My Way.”
Katie & Kate's Place
Kate & Katie
Kate & Katie share a beautiful friendship and a lovely home which includes
4 Bedrooms, Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen and Recreation Room
Richard & Jeremy’s Place
Richard & Jeremy's Place has 3 Bedrooms, Living Room, Kitchen and Recreation Room
Dan & Mike's Place
Dan & Mike, enjoying their front porch
Dan and Mike's Place has 3 Bedrooms, Living Room, Dining Room and Kitchen
Tiffany, with house dog, Rosie,
at Obedience Class
Tiffany, proud of winning a medal
at a Horse Show
Tiffany's Place includes 3 Bedrooms, Living Room, Kitchen, Dining Room and Family Room