Did you know that after the age of 21, there are no federal or state services required to provide care or support to people with disabilities? In Texas, the current waiting time to receive funding for services is over 15 years. As a result, families are still the primary caregivers for adults with developmental disabilities. Approximately 76% of people with intellectual developmental disabilities live at home, and their average age is 38 years old.
The Village Centers was established twenty years ago by parents who realized there would be no solution for their aging children unless they came up with a plan. It started with one bus that could transport people to an offsite day program, activities, and church on Sunday. Today, The Village Centers provides two day-programs, supported and independent living facilities, respite care, a successful vocational program, and a Thrift Shop.
The growth of our programming has only happened because we know our community believes that each of our Villagers deserves to reach their full potential in a safe and caring environment.
The Village Centers means so much to so many people in our lives at home, work, school, church, and throughout our community because 1 in 4 people has a disability that keeps them from working or caring for themselves without assistance.
Please make a donation or join us for our fundraising event on November 17th, 2020. Click here for more information on our event.