When we have a purpose in life we thrive. Treasure House is dedicated to creating a family, a team of support, for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). A disability is not an error, mistake or failing. It is a simple consequence of human diversity, similar to race, ethnicity and gender. Every disability is accompanied by a variety of abilities. At Treasure House, we believe all of these abilities are amazing treasures God created.
Treasure House is structured around the following core values:
- Christian principles and a Biblical foundation
- Community inclusion and engagement
- Maximum independence
Treasure House residents will be challenged with the full adventure of human experience. Residents can expect the following:
- Maximum independence according to his/her abilities
- Freedom of choice and basic rights of autonomous adults
- Opportunities to engage with the local community
- Thoughtful planning for the future in all aspects of life (financial, social, occupational, spiritual, etc.)
- A fulfilling daily schedule, with responsibilities and clear expectations
- Problem solving, with staff/Community Assistants and family in a supporting role
- Opportunity to “age in place” in a supportive family atmosphere
- Participation in building and maintaining the community
Relationship between staff/Community Assistants and residents:
- Staff and Community Assistants will be supportive in an atmosphere where Community Assistants and residents are equals.
- The strategy will be to realize goals and overcome obstacles with support.
- Treasure House will empower all residents to progress at their own pace, choosing the goals most important to them.
- Residents and staff/Community Assistants will be committed to open, honest communication.
- The Treasure House community upholds principles of equality and “love your neighbor as yourself.”