Mission: HELP Foundation empowers individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities through residential, day support, vocational, and summer education programs to choose services and opportunities as respected and valued members of the community.
Target demographics: Serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities
Direct beneficiaries per year: More than 700 individuals
Geographic areas served: Greater Cleveland Area, Northeast Ohio
Programs: The help foundation provides an array of housing and supportive services to adults and children with developmental disabilities throughout cuyahoga, lake, and summit counties in northeast ohio. Help six chimneys apartments provides supportive urban housing to assist in developing the independent living skills and confidence of adults with developmental disabilities. Help housing for the disabled provides 24 garden style apartments at three sites in cleveland which address the needs of individuals who have surpassed the goals of semi-independent living, but require additional training before progressing to fully independent status. With group homes and apartment clusters across our service area adults who have developmental disabilities are supported and served to help them live the best life they are able. In addition to our residential services help operates a very successful adult day support program offering daytime social and recreation activities for adults focusing on community involvement and cultural experiences. During the summer the help summer program serves more than 300 children with medical and developmental disabilities in a school-like setting to prevent loss of education and developmental progress. Since 1965 the help foundation has been working to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities, assist their families, and advocate on their behalf. We are proud to have served thousands of people during these years and to continue this fine tradition for decades to come.