THE SEAN ASHLEY HOUSE

Rating: 5 stars   7 reviews

Issues: Mental Health

Location: 5606 Parkersburg Houston TX 77036 USA

Mission: Our Mission is to provide a meaningful living environmentfor children and adults with disabilities. The Sean Ashley House is designed to provide "model" homes for persons with autism,blindness, mental retardation and/or multiple disabilities in a collaborative effort between professionals and parents. Our Goal is for individuals to reach and maintain their maximum potential and to have meaningful productive lives in a loving, happy and safe home environment.
Results: We have one major fundraising event each year-- the Sean Ashley Tour d Autism. Throughout the year, efforts go into planning and organizing that event. The proceeds from this event go directly to our clients for fun days, field trips, community outings as well as supplies and materials for our day hab program.
Target demographics: We are an HCS provided within the MHMRA services spectrum. We are located in Houston, Texas in the southwestern part of Houston.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Our clients
Geographic areas served: Greater Houston area and surrounding counties
Programs: Residential support, supervised living, day habilitation, respite services-daily or hourly, social work and psychological services
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EIN 76-0443102
713-667-6470
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Rating: 5 stars  

Serving on the Board of The Sean Ashley House has been a rewarding and worthwhile experience. I have seen the organization grow so much in the past 5 years under the direction of CEO Kelly Benson. I have also seen a boy who is my best friend's son son grow and prosper ever since he came to The Sean Ashley House. It is such a comfort knowing he is there and makes it easy to volunteer my time to serve such a great and much needed organization.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

personally seeing my best friend's son grow and prosper at The Sean Ashley House. Getting to volunteer in their annual Sean Ashley Tour d' Autism bike ride which brings great recognition to the organization and which was single-handedly created and organized by one Board member!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

want to move the residential homes closer to the office and Dayhab and some day have them all together in a community-like setting. I also want to be able to provide the employees who take such good care of the clients with the best possible compensation.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My autistic son lived in one of their HCS homes for about 7 years. In 2005 he became emotionally unstable and needed to be hospitalized. Before the ambulance arrived, the police came. Because my son is unable to answer questions much at all, he became even more agitated when questioned by the police. After that occurred The Sean Ashley House sought to have the Houston police department trained to handle special needs of autistic individuals; Dennis Debbaubt presented his " Autism Risk and Safety Management for Law Enforcement" to them. Now that training is required by most of the police force. And the way they now handle incidents involving autistic persons has improved.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The new day hab shows the vision of CEO, Kelly Benson. She has made it into one of the best facilities I have seen. The sensory room is fantastic. This year new activities have been held to give the clients new experiences and plenty of fun.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Seek to increase the donations so that more funds would be available to continue to improve the quality of care for all the clients.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

How did you learn about this organization?

In 2003 my son became one of their clients; he stayed there about 7 years.

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

Providing quality care for the clients.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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