About UsThe Need
For parents of children with special needs, planning for the future can be a daunting challenge. These children, with few exceptions, will not go on to college. They won’t have careers or move into their own apartments. Many will struggle to find work. For the rest of their lives they will need support and supervision. Some will require 24 hour medical care. Yet, like most everyone else, these people want – and deserve - a place to belong, a place where they can feel accepted and valued and where they can experience the satisfaction of meaningful work and activity. Their families want a place where they know their loved ones will be safe and well cared for when they are no longer able to provide that care. As of December 2008, the state of Colorado ranks 48th in the nation in terms of services provided to individuals with special needs. The waiting list for services has been reported to be as many as 12,000 people deep. There are thousands of adults with special needs sitting at home bored and lonely. Their parents are fraught with anxiety trying to find productive activities for their adult child and wondering who will care for their child when they no longer can. Wellspring Community has been created in response to this need.