By Mary Muliett
One thing almost every person desires is the ability to live independently while remaining connected to a community of friends and peers.
For some, this goal is easily attainable; it’s just the natural flow of life. For adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), however, this goal is not so easy to achieve. At Samaritas, we serve 172 adults with IDD in 12 group homes, and in our At Home Support Services throughout Michigan. We also provide stable, secure, affordable housing to more than 1,200 seniors, families and individuals. National research reveals that in many American locales, waiting lists are growing for people with IDD to find housing and community living support; in some instances, access to support is not only delayed but even discontinued.
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