Rainbow Acres Overview
Programs: Rainbow Acres' program is to provide for the Ranchers' growth needs in several areas: mentally the Ranchers are encouraged to grow through classroom and computer developmental programs, through their workplace environment, and through interaction with staff. Social development is promoted through a family-style living environment, through participation in church activities, through numerous social venues such as dances, sports, etc. Vocational growth is made available through an every Rancher task list on campus, through off campus work opportunities for those who have the capabilities, and through computer programs. Physical growth is encouraged through participation in daily physical activities, through involvement in Special Olympics and in personal programs of exercise. Emotional growth is aided by close encounters with fellow Ranchers and staff in family responsibilities. Spiritual growth is encouraged in daily prayer, bible study, and praise activities, through weekly church services of Rancher choice, and through All Ranch Prayer and Praise biweekly meetings. Rainbow's reputation of caring community through family-style living is national. There are 80 Ranchers who take part in Rainbow's program. They range in age from 18 to 77 years old and are from all parts of the country, though most are from the Southwest. Rainbow Acres is a permanent home for most of the Ranchers; they come with the idea that this will be their home.
Our mission at Rainbow Acres is to provide a unique Christian community dedicated to improving the quality of life for adults with developmental disabilities by assisting each individual to achieve emotional, cognitive, physical, social, spiritual, and vocational growth to his/her fullest potential.