Provide safe, accessible, and comfortable living conditions to enhance the lives of adults with disabilities.
The vision of Drew's Home is to provide accessible residential apartments that serve as the ideal housing solution for families searching for a location with strong community ties for their adult children with disabilities.
There is currently a massive need for housing options for adults with disabilities. According to a survey done by The Arc, around 75% of adults with disabilities live with a caregiver or parent who is aging. Additionally, most of these individuals are not utilizing any sort of public programs or assistance.
Around 50% of these families do not have a long term plan for the future, possibly due to not knowing their options, barriers in finding housing, or not liking the options currently available to them. This same survey reported that the majority of individuals and their families would ideally like for them to live in their own apartment or home as opposed to a group home.
Drew's Home of Clarkston is an integrated community that consists of six (6) apartments on the upper level of the apartment complex that are rented to the general population. The lower level consists of five (5) apartments that are inhabited by adult individuals with disabilities. These five (5) apartments will always be dedicated to individuals with disabilities.
Board of Directors & Professional Consultants
Within the last two (2) years, we have created a strong Board of Directors consisting of thirteen (13) caring and dedicated individuals willing to volunteer and promote the mission of Drew's Home of Clarkston. Several working committees have been formed within the Board. Within this time frame, we have hired a professional consultant that works strictly with non-profit organizations to build a strong business plan.
Local Business Support toward Fundraising
Local businesses and community groups support past and current fundraising projects. These fundraising efforts have helped us to renovate four (4) apartments on the lower level of the integrated apartment complex. All five (5) apartments on the lower level house adults with disabilities. Currently, the fifth apartment is in the process of being upgraded to as close to ADA standards as possible.
Resident Outings and Social Programs
The DHC created ongoing outings for the residents, such as a bottle/can return activity. This activity enables residents to do a productive, daily-living routine in the community. The revenue from these returns are currently being used for recreational and educational experiences for the residents.