Our History and Beliefs
In 2013 Dennis and Debbie Dean decided it was time to help their adult children with disabilities find housing with the supports necessary to live successfully in the community, out of the family home.
What they found was a waiting list for funding of the supports that was clearly endless. At the time, it numbered just under 800 Statewide. Today, it has grown to nearly 1800.
A House for ME was incorporated in 2016 to work on the problem where the answer lies – right here in our own community. Simply, we are creating housing with supports that people with Intellectual Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorders can afford and thrive in. Housing that allows them to be involved in their communities. Our support system is modeled on the concept of Circles of Support – surrounding people with others who want to help. We believe that surrounding our residents with 24/7 paid staff only serves to further isolate them from their community. We will limit the hours provided by paid staff and fill that time with family, friends, community volunteers and student interns.