Why We Exist
They won’t have careers or move into their own apartments. Many will struggle to find work. Most will never drive a car. 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.
The state of Colorado ranks among the lowest in the nation in terms of funding services to individuals with special needs. The waiting list for services is thousands deep leaving many 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.