Independent, affordable and dignified supported housing is limited for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). The economic barriers are significant. In Los Angeles, 16 people are competing for every unit of affordable housing, and 8 out of 10 people with IDD live on fixed incomes.
And while roughly 80% of adults with IDD live with family members, as parents age and are no longer able to provide the same level of support, they are at risk of homelessness. Studies have estimated that up to 39% of homeless adults have IDD, compared to approximately 1% of adults in the general population.
Adults with IDD seek the same quality of life we all want. In fact, nearly 80% expressed wanting their own house or apartment. Plus, studies have also shown that people with IDD who live in dispersed housing, rather than in a large group setting, have wider social support systems, live more active lifestyles, and experience better quality of life outcomes.
That’s why The Campbell Center is seeking to build on its experience providing residential support and is looking for new opportunities to meet the growing need for desirable housing solutions.
The Campbell Center’s three licensed residential homes are located in a prime Glendale neighborhood. We provide 24-hour supervision and support in a family-like, small-group setting. Our passionate, care-giving staff maintain a cozy home feel while reinforcing both independent living skills and cooperation. Residents learn to meet their own personal needs through problem-solving and effective communication, while sharing many of the duties essential to maintaining their home, such as cleaning, laundry, and cooking.
The Campbell Center is looking to expand its residential options to create a spectrum of opportunities for person-centered care throughout our Associates’ lives.
We are actively seeking a fourth house in Glendale, CA, to offer a home with a higher level of care than we now provide.
We are also making plans to develop a pocket neighborhood project that combines the independence of living in a small home with the support of centralized services.
One way to support our mission and help us house our Associates is to include a gift of real estate in your estate planning. And as we expand to meet the growing population, your donation will help us acquire adequate resources to purchase property, hire and train staff, and maintain our facilities.
Help us meet this great need to house adults with IDD by making a gift today.