The South Haven Area Chamber of Commerce was pleased to welcome new member Living Alternatives for the Developmentally Disabled (L.A.D.D.) with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, July 28th.
Living Alternatives for the Developmentally Disabled, known as L.A.D.D. has a mission to support independent living and employment opportunities for people who have disabilities.
L.A.D.D. has a strong commitment to seeing the whole person first, from those they support, to the community in which they live and the staff they employ. L.A.D.D. supports independent living to people who live in their own homes, teaching them to share resources and providing coaching in life skills to address the individual’s unique physical, mental and spiritual needs.
Some of the specialized services L.A.D.D. provides include specialized licensed residential homes overseen by the State of Michigan and the local Community Mental Health Authority. Community Living Services offers support services for individuals to live as independently as possible in the community. This assistance is provided in a person’s own home, family home, shared apartment or a community based program. Respite Services are provided for short periods of time to relieve the person’s family or other primary caregiver from daily stress and care demands. Supported Employment services assist people to choose, obtain, and maintain community based employment.
L.A.D.D. recently earned the South Haven Area Chamber of Commerce’s Non-Profit Organization of the Year Award for 2016. In that year alone, L.A.D.D. supported 391 people, improving their life situations with dignity and respect.
To learn more about Living Alternatives for the Developmentally Disabled, check out their website at http://www.laddinc.net.