Many Hands' mission is to build and sustain quality care, housing, learning and activities for those with a disability while educating the next generation of service professionals using a Lifesharing model.
Many Hands will have 8 homes, a Community Center, Cafe, Craft House, Barn, and pool.
The need to build immediately is urgent as 45 families have requested residency. Their children are facing the end of school services with no options for meaningful activity in their day.
Many Hands Lifesharing Community is making our world better by creating an amazing place to live and learn for everyone, regardless of ability. This better world allows individuals with disabilities, their families and caregivers to live a full, healthy, and meaningful life connected to others. “Lifesharing” at Many Hands is defined as an environment where staff and individuals with a disability choose to live, grow and support one another. A close-knit environment allows people of differing abilities and ages to develop relationships through the sharing of mutual needs, respect and fellowship.
Everyone shares their gifts and belongs to the community. At full capacity, Many Hands will comprise of 100 people of all ages, living full-time on site. Residents (adults with a disability) represent one third of the 100 person community. PALs (Professional Advocate Lifesharer, the caregivers) live with the Residents as families in the community’s 8 homes. Many Hands will provide a setting that cultivates constant and meaningful interactions with others. PALs are individuals who seek experience working in the disability community as well as people dedicated to giving.
Your investment will last longer than a lifetime by educating the next generation to improve the lives of all who are impacted by or work with the disabled. Now we need to build it! The first phase will cost $6 million and fully developed cost is estimated at $22 million. The yearly operating budget will be covered by Medicaid and Social Security payments. Many Hands is a Lifesharing learning and living environment where people of all abilities thrive and grow to their fullest potential. Your help is needed to make this a reality
Your support and involvement is the solution to create a better world by providing an amazing place for everyone to live and learn regardless of ability.
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