What is a Purpose Housing Community?
Think of a village. Better yet, summer camp all year round. A place where people can live, share responsibilities, work, socialize and break bread together. A Purpose Housing Community (PHC) is designed around the daily living, housing, social, work and quality of life needs of adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD).
PHC's are privately run and independently operated. Most were purposefully started by parents. Parents who realized their adult children deserved a place they could call their own. Where they could lead an active social life that they might not find in a group home or institutional care.
Purpose Housing Communities come in different shapes and sizes. Some are located on rural farm lands. Others are in the suburbs or urban locations. Each offers residents a variety of activities which may include equestrian therapy, an arts and crafts room, a computer lab, a gym, even a green house.
All PHC's have professionally trained and educated staff with a passion for helping special needs adults reach their full potential in a variety of on and off campus settings.