Identifying the Need
Day Spring Community Living began as the shared dream of parents of adults with intellectual disabilities, professionals and concerned citizens involved in the lives of other parents and children with similar needs. Parents expressed concern about the future for their adult child who would undoubtedly outlive them. At the same time, the adult children articulated a desire to offer their gifts to the world, to have a life of their own and to share life with friends in community.
Realizing the Dream
In the fall of 2016, Day Spring and Community Living, Inc. officially merged to create Day Spring Community Living. For a combined 62 years, Community Living and Day Spring Community Living have empowered people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live a fulfilling life. With the merger we became one of the region’s largest providers of community based residential supports and services for more than 130 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Today, Day Spring Community Living employs a staff of 165 who provide high-quality supports and services for 130 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities so that they can live a fulfilling life as independently as possible. Our residential options include small group homes, staffed residences, apartment buildings, and family home providers. Our programs are person-centered and include 24/7 staff residential support for daily living, community access services, transportation assistance, financial management and community living supports.
In 2017, we launched the College for Living -an innovative new pilot program serving up to 8 individuals. Semi-independent living is provided in a safe campus setting that creates a college-like experience while fostering person-centered growth for the transition to more independent living.