The Loveland Village

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A look at Loveland Center's planned residential community project "The Loveland Village" , for adults with intellectual disabilties.

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The Loveland Village

  1. 1. helping adults with intellectual disabilities live their lives to the fullest The Loveland Village The Loveland Village
  2. 2. <ul><ul><li>THE VISION </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Loveland Center expands to become The Loveland Village </li></ul></ul>helping adults with intellectual disabilities live their lives to the fullest <ul><ul><li>OUR GOAL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide a high quality and affordable independent housing community for adults with intellectual disabilities </li></ul></ul>2
  3. 3. <ul><ul><li>WHY A LOVELAND VILLAGE ? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Beginning in the 70’s and up through the late 90’s people with mental illness were “deinstitutionalized” with very limited plans for housing. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Result – Record numbers of homelessness for people with mental illness. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>People with intellectual disabilities also faced deinstitutionalization, but were able to move in with family members. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Today, this is the first generation of adults with intellectual disabilities that will outlive their parents or their parents’ ability to be caretakers. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>If plans for housing are not developed and implemented, we shudder at the thought of </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Someone with Down Syndrome </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Living on the streets. </li></ul></ul>3
  4. 4. <ul><li>LOVELAND VILLAGE PROPOSAL </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pilot project to demonstrate that a village-type setting: </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provides an affordable and preferable housing model for people with intellectual disabilities that may be duplicated throughout Florida and the country. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Proactively resolves the upcoming housing crisis as this generation ages and outlives their caretaker-parents or their parents’ ability to be caretakers. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provides a safe, conducive environment where adults with intellectual disabilities will enjoy living among their friends. -Similar to a “55 and older” community </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provides a more effective and efficient service delivery system for people with intellectual disabilities. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Greatly reduces Medicaid Waiver transportation costs for its residents. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Better opportunity to live within their means in the greater Venice area. -Projected rental costs of $225-$350 per bedroom. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>4
  5. 5. <ul><li>BASIC VILLAGE PRINCIPLES: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>First generation of adults with disabilities to outlive their caretaker parents or parents’ ability to be caretakers. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In Florida, when adults with intellectual disabilities lose their caretaker parents, they become “wards of the state” and are moved to an available empty bed, oftentimes at a different city or town. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Forces individuals into stressful situations, grieving in a strange environment without their social network to provide support in time of sorrow. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Adults with intellectual disabilities have the right as citizens of the United States to choose to live wherever they wish, within their means. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Public Law 106-402, and Chapter 393.13 F.S., states that an individual with intellectual disabilities has the same rights as all citizens and they and their families are the decision makers on where and with whom the individual lives. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>People like to be around the people they like to be around. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Individuals with intellectual disabilities living in their own home or apartment feel marginalized in their neighborhoods (Clark et al., 2007). </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>5
  6. 6. <ul><li>SUPPORTING RESEARCH: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>There is a distinctive pattern of relationships that exist in a housing community setting that has a strong positive impact on the lives of residents. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>On several indicators, intentional communities provided less institutional regimes and a higher quality of life than other types of supported accommodations. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Compared to supported living in their own homes, planned residential communities were most likely to involve people with intellectual disabilities in skills training, were safer, and overall more engaged. “People With an Intellectual Disability living in an Intentional Community” M. Randell & S. Cumella, Journal of Intellectual Disability Research </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>6
  7. 7. <ul><li>LOVELAND VILLAGE BUILDINGS </li></ul><ul><li>INITIAL HOUSING </li></ul><ul><li>Forty “one to four bedroom” condo-style units (eighty bedrooms) </li></ul><ul><li>Located adjacent to Loveland campus in Venice, FL </li></ul><ul><li>Projected at $225 - $350 per month per bedroom </li></ul><ul><li>COMMUNITY CENTER </li></ul><ul><li>Sarasota County Emergency Management disaster staging area and auxiliary communication center (centrally located in Sarasota county) </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial kitchen for civic organizations’ meetings, special events and other community uses </li></ul><ul><li>Space for daily campus activities and nightly use by Village residents, Lovelanders (parents’ support group) and other organizations. </li></ul><ul><li>STUDENT SERVICES </li></ul><ul><li>Additional classroom space for ever-increasing number of adult students </li></ul>7
  8. 8. MASTER SITE PLAN 8
  9. 9. OVERHEAD RENDERING 9
  10. 10. APARTMENT BUILDINGS 10
  11. 11. APARTMENT FLOOR PLANS 11
  12. 12. COMMUNITY CENTER 12
  13. 13. STUDENT SERVICES BUILDING 13
  14. 14. <ul><li>VILLAGE ACCOMPLISHMENTS TO DATE </li></ul><ul><li>Property acquisition (one acre inside Loveland’s owned property). </li></ul><ul><li>Secured $500,000 PLP loan from Florida Housing Corporation. </li></ul><ul><li>Met with and developed partnership with Sarasota County Emergency Management and Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office to use proposed Community Center for a disaster staging area and auxiliary communications center. </li></ul><ul><li>Completed Architectural Drawings. </li></ul><ul><li>Approval of Comprehensive Plan Amendment and Rezone to a PUD (Planned Unit Development) by the Sarasota County Board of Commissioners. </li></ul><ul><li>Hired Halfacre Construction in partnership with J.E. Charlotte Construction to build Village. </li></ul>14
  15. 15. <ul><li>LOVELAND ACCOMPLISHMENTS TO DATE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Founded in 1962 by parents of adult children with intellectual disabilities. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Created a unique Adult Day Training program, offering individualized services that empower individuals to be self-sufficient, independent, and active citizens. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Implemented an innovative Community Opportunities Volunteer program providing over 45,000 student volunteer hours to date. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Awarded the J.C. Penny Golden Rule Award, the President’s Service Award Citation, Volunteer Connections Heart Beat Award, Florida Governor’s Points of Light Award </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Started the Loveland Follies, a Loveland student theater group, in partnership with the Venice Little Theatre. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In 2010, the Follies received 3 International Community Theater awards. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Designed and built $2.8 million campus debt-free in 2001, and $700,000 Phase II Center (for those with more serious physical and cognitive challenges) debt- free in 2007. </li></ul></ul>15

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