Application for Residency is Now Live!!!
We are very excited to announce that we are accepting applications for our pilot program in the beautiful rural college town of Platteville, WI.
We have officially bought and furnished a beautiful 5-bedroom home that sits on 4-plus acres. We will provide oversight, life skills coaching, and job mentoring as well as a safe environment for our kids. All this house needs now is residents!
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This purchase and pilot is a continuation of our mission to provide a nurturing and productive environment for post-secondary young adults with FASD –the first such residence in the Midwest. It is the culmination of a five-year fund-raising drive and it is a concrete example of what we can accomplish when we are committed to a cause and united in our resolve.
If you or your loved one is affected with FASD, please fill out the Preliminary Application to be considered for our first round of applicants.
Also, this is the time to support our efforts via a donation. All proceeds will go directly to establishing and operations of the pilot community. Please donate here.
We know our young adults thrive in structured, predictable, calm environments, but there’s “no one size fits all” model. Each of our homes will reflect the unique needs, personalities and goals of its residents and surrounding locales, with a combination of private and communal spaces, where residents can watch movies, play video games and share a lively debate over dinner.
What all our communities will have are caring adults who will help our young people acquire a variety of skills and guide them in their choices, so they may live as fully and independently as possible.
Supportive housing goals:
- Providing program models of housing communities supported by research and best practices to ensure better and safer young adult transitions. Models may include shared, semi-independent, and independent housing with a variety of supports based on individual needs
- Encouraging new skills, making positive life choices and integrating into the local community
- Reducing secondary behaviors, such as drugs, alcohol abuse, depression, anger and anxiety. These are not a part of FASD and are preventable.
- Skill building will include:
- Household management cleaning, shopping, and meal preparation
- General self-care
- Participation in the local community
- Build meaningful relationships and social skills
- Cultivating appropriate leisure and recreational activities
For more information on FASD Communities, please contact us.
Individual success stories with our partner organizations:
- Since 2014 we’ve struck a partnership with Farm in the Dell, a sustainable living community that has a similar mission to that of FASD Communities’. This organization has proven to be successful at empowering young adults with developmental disabilities to live independently in a sustainable community. The clip below features Teresa Conboy, who’s son recently moved to Farm in the Dell and has done very well.