Serving Pride and Independence

March 30, 2021

The heart of every home is the kitchen, and that is where you can usually find Tom. As someone who eats a gluten-free diet, Tom knows that the best way to learn about what you are eating is to prepare it yourself. Often, maintaining a gluten-free diet can be challenging. Not only does it limit what foods you can eat, but without special knowledge, it can limit social interactions.

With the help of Team Leader Naty Pe, Tom used knowledge as a gateway to independence. He spends time making various recipes for himself and the gentlemen who live with him, much to their delight. If you ask him how he feels about his latest culinary creations, Tom will say, “I am proud.” Pride and independence are two foundations of a life well-lived.

Thanks to your support, Over 100 people with disabilities like Tom flourish in our 25+ community-based homes that promote independence and foster friendship. Whether working at their job, volunteering in their community, or learning new life skills like cooking their own meals, the people we support have greater control of their lives.