Values, Mission, & History
Living Innovations has been supporting people with developmental disabilities and their families for over twenty years. It has been a dramatic period of growth at all levels: for the people we support, their supportive caregivers, and the organization. It helps to look at Living Innovations’ history in a broader, exciting context of the expansion of human rights in our country, and sweeping changes in the way society views people with disabilities.
We have much to be proud of for our part in this “revolution”. Living Innovations has supported 100’s of people to move from segregated settings into a natural home with a Shared Living Provider. Hundreds of others have transitioned successfully from their childhood homes to another family-kind of setting or to independent living. In fact, Living Innovations has led the way in advancing the shared living approach in the provider community to the great benefit of so many.
Responding to the intentions of our funding sources and the desires of people with disabilities we also produced and fashioned Community Connections. The program ensures that people have not only a supportive home, but opportunities to become truly involved in their communities- as employees, volunteers, church members, activists, and friends.
As Living Innovations continues to grow, additional services such as in-home supports, case management, children’s services and others have been added to meet needs in particular geographic areas. The agency today provides services for around a thousand people with disabilities. With all of the growth and all of the changes occurring in the human services field, the bedrock of Living Innovations has never varied – our commitment to our Mission: To provide support to people with disabilities to have a good life, at home and in the community.
In addition to our Mission our ideals are reinforced by eight core Values. These were developed in a collaborative process with our employees and stakeholders. You can read these at the bottom of this page, and they are proudly displayed in each of our offices.
A Mission & Values Driven Organization
Living Innovations provides support to people with disabilities to have a good life at home and in the community.
Supporting People is First
We believe each person is valuable and will put individuals at the center of all we do.
Honor All Support Providers
Our direct support providers are the key to our success.
We believe that by including all people, communities become stronger.
Uncompromising Honesty and Integrity
We embrace the highest standards of ethics in all of our relationships, services and business practices.
Never Give Up
We will work creatively to support lives, building on people’s strengths.
Optimistic and Cheerful
We will be positive, pleasant and hopeful.
Growth Through Innovation
We will find new and better ways to serve people, and grow our organization.
We will work well with others in the interest of the individuals and families we support.