Each time we have added an opportunity to expand the horizon for our beloved members, it has resulted in priceless personal accomplishments. It is a true joy to work alongside a member and bear witness to their progress.
At the end of the day, members leave DEC and arrive home to families who know they have had a day full of new experiences. These full days are rewarding for both our members and our staff. No matter what challenges have been faced, we know that ultimately, we are here to help our members get what they want, to do what they want to do, to help them create victories in independence, and to encourage them in those efforts.
During the past 10 years, we have provided over 650,000 hours of service to some of the most vulnerable and precious people in society. We cannot thank our donors and support community enough for sharing their gifts of time, talent, and funding with DEC. Together – donors, staff, and members – we have accomplished an amazing work – it cannot be overstated just how important the building of independence is to the people we are blessed to serve.
We are still called to our core mission – to reflect God’s love for the developmentally disabled and their families through service, by providing a community to nurture the spiritual, emotional, and physical growth of all those we serve.
DEC is looking ahead to further work in this mission. New growth is vital to creating more opportunities for serving families in the developmentally disabled community. An expansion across the Valley is needed to accommodate the people on our waiting list. This expansion will include supported and group employment opportunities, along with additional day program services. Still other potential clients are in desperate need of an expansion of in-home care and services. In order to roll out our eagerly anticipated Adult Foster Home services, DEC is looking to partner with loving couples who are willing to open their hearts and homes.
We are committed to enabling even the most profoundly affected individuals to have a chance to grow, expand their horizons, be expressive, and reach their potential.
Your impact on the DEC community is priceless and appreciated. Together, we can continue to create meaningful, vital services for the developmentally disabled and their families.