Independent And Motivated, Imagine The Possibilities
WHO WE ARE
Independent And Motivated,
Imagine The Possibilities
Welcome to Dre’s Haven!
Every human being is a treasure. And every treasure is unique. We all have our strengths, and we all have our challenges.
For adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, those strengths and challenges can be difficult to balance. How can we make sure they grow to their full potential, while caring for them day-to-day?
The Dre’s Haven community is filled with opportunities to gather for recreation, socialization, vocational and daily living experiences. The goal is to create a unique, welcoming environment for our residents and the community that supports them in achieving their full potential while enjoying their own independence and personal growth. At Dre’s Haven, each resident designs and participates in his or her own selected residential, vocational, education, social and volunteer opportunities.
WHO WE ARE
Dre’s Haven is a unique active living community providing a continuum of care for young adults with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities. Residents enjoy their own furnished king or queen bedroom suite with access to family style amenities such as a kitchen, laundry room, lounge, game room, patio and outdoor activities. The goal of Dre’s Haven is to provide these young adults with a living environment that will support them as they Live, Learn, Connect and thrive in the community.
Dre’s Haven is dedicated to improving the quality of lives for adults with developmental disabilities through increased access to affordable housing, and integrated life choices including residential, employment, social and recreational needs by providing the appropriate programs, activities, and support systems.
Through the years, Dre’s Haven has responded to the needs of underserved individuals and the increasing number of “aged out” adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities by broadening its scope of programs and services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, emancipated foster youth and homeless veterans. Our goal is for everyone we serve to have the opportunity for growth, community, and a quality of life.
Your gift provides hope and peace of mind to families as they rest assured their adult children will be surrounded by a
compassionate community in an environment they can thrive in.
Committed To Help
Advocacy has two sides: Individual and systems. Individual advocacy means an ILC staff member may accompany a client to medical appointments, housing interviews, Social Security visits, or meetings with Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors. Systems change means the ILC may do things like advocate to a transit agency for better routes or buses. ILCs may also help by advocating for curb cuts, street crossings, buildings, or anything else to help clients have equal access to society.
Residents enjoy the comforts of home in a unique environment specially designed with attention to sensitivity to light and sound. Multiuse spaces on each floor promote community—involvement, interests, diversity, and friendships.
- Independent Living Skills
Independent Living Skills are any skills that can help an individual with a disability do what they want to do on their own. Things like budgeting, public transportation training, Assistive technology training, and social skills can all be part of independent living skills.
- Information and Referral (I&R)
Information and Referral means hearing a person's story and understanding their needs. It means being a good listener, asking questions, and giving helpful information or referrals to other agencies or people who can help.
- Peer Counseling
Peer Counseling is based on the idea that people with disabilities know best how to take care of themselves. Dre's Haven Peer counselors serve as mentors to other residents facing challenges in living independently.
- Transition and Diversion
The Dre's Haven Transition and Diversion program assist individuals transitioning from an institution or other separated setting by providing the services and supports they need to live independently, eliminating the need to live in a group home or institution.