When Maddie Bond’s parents first watched Treasure House Co-Founder and former Arizona Cardinals Quarterback Kurt Warner describe the Glendale supportive living community for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities during a football game, they had no idea just how much of an impact it would ultimately have on their family.
Fast-forward several months, and now their daughter, Maddie, is thriving in her new environment, where she reaps the benefits of having her own one-bedroom apartment and access to ‘round-the-clock care and support services that help her grow, develop and gain independence.
“I loved how, when I came in, everyone was so nice, and they were so excited to meet me,” she said, noting that she initially moved to the facility on a trial basis before putting down roots in early June. “It’s nice to have dinner together, and to talk – it’s awesome.”
While this wasn’t Maddie’s first stint living in a community residential setting, it was the first time she was able to utilize necessary support services while still maintaining independence in her own space. Previously, she had to share her residence with two other roommates, which, at times, could prove challenging.
These days, though, Maddie is making moves both inside and out of her apartment, and she credits much of her progress to her Treasure House life coach, Michelle. “Our relationship is very nice,” she said, noting that Michelle helps her with everything from filling out job applications and creating resumes to setting and achieving short- and long-term goals. And while she works toward figuring out where she wants to go personally and professionally in the future, she’s found a level of acceptance at Treasure House unlike that she’d seen anywhere else.
“My favorite thing about Treasure House is that everyone accepts everyone,” she noted. “There’s no judgment at all – it just feels like home.”