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Pleasant View Home, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Developmentally Disabled Centers, Disabilities, Group Homes, Human Services

Mission: Pleasant View supports individuals who have disabilities in living out their goals for meaningful work, relationships, and spiritual development. It is our vision that all people will have the opportunity to live in and enrich their communities.

Results: Since 1971, Pleasant View has grown from serving six individuals in one group home to supporting 170 individuals in eleven residential settings and five day support services throughout Rockingham County and Harrisonburg Virginia. Our Supported Employment Program has been CARF-accredited since 2002 in Community Employment Services: Employment Supports, Community Employment Services: Job Development and Employment Planning. We also support several sponsored homes in the area. Pleasant View has a variety of day service and residential options that allow us to better serve an individuals personal preferences and interests. We currently support twenty-nine individuals in job settings. Twelve individuals have been in their jobs for more than five years.

Target demographics: support individuals with intellectual disabilities live in and enrich their communities

Direct beneficiaries per year: We provide residential and day supports for over 170 individuals with intellectual disabilities (some in need of emergency housing due to neglect or family tragedy), over 13 volunteer sites (such as Meals on Wheels, SPCA, and area churches), educate the community about people with intellectual disabilities, provide transportation to medical emergencies and appointments, provided spiritual support services (such as pastoral care, church liaison support, Faith & Light Communities, Worship Team) , and direct community members to appropriate services for their family members with disabilities.

Geographic areas served: Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, Virginia

Programs: a variety of community living options, Supported Employment, two facility-based day programs (Harrisonburg and Broadway Day Programs), community-based day support services (Community Connections), In-Home services, and sponsored home support. We also provide spiritual support services for individuals and families if desired. Some of these services include participation in Pleasant View's Worship Team, Spiritual Formation Group, and Faith & Light Community services.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Three years ago, my life changed dramatically when my husband of 37 years moved out and left me to care for our youngest daughter alone. She is mentally retarded with autistic-like behavior problems and is functionally a quadriplegic. I learned that sometimes a Hoyer Lift just isn't enough. A few months later, I met the first of the many Pleasant View, Inc,, staff that would become the support network I so badly needed. In the beginning they came to the house and helped me get my daughter showered and dressed and took her 40 minutes away to one of their two Day Programs five days a week. I mentioned to one of the home care staff to beware, that my daughter had a tendency to pinch or bite if not carefully lifted. He said, "Yes, I see that"......and that was it. I knew I was with the right people. I went to visit the Day Program frequently to observe and answer questions,if the staff had a concern. I was asked many questions, but no one seemed too concerned about my daughters behaviors. The Director told me "We see many of these same behaviors all the time". I knew I was with the right people. Months later a room became available in one of their group homes. By now I was feeling comfortable that this was going to be a good experience. My daughter was taken from the Broadway Day Program many times to see her "new home" which was 2 miles away. When moving day came, she was ready and never had any problems in adjusting. Again she was with the right people. I visit my daughter every week. I pick her up at the Day Program and return her to Mumaw House, her group home. She enjoys the visits, but is always eager to "go home" and see what is for dinner. The staff are very aware of her likes and dislikes. They now know her almost as well as I do! In the three years she has been with Pleasnt View, Inc., her vocabulary and language skills have inceased dramatically, but best of all, her autistic-like behaviors have improved dramatically. She is with the right people!

1 Ashley M.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Pleasant View, Inc. supports people with disabilities in all areas of their lives. Throughout learning about Pleasant View, Inc. I have been taught a tremendous amount regarding excellent care and dependability regarding individuals with intellectual disabilities. Pleasant View, Inc in my opinions offers a fair share of programs to anyone with a disability regardless of how minor or major the disability. Pleasant View, Inc is committed to serving people and treating people with dignity and respect as well as educating the public about disabilities.