Supporting the Mission of Clark County Developmental Disabilities
In recent decades the support of persons with DD has seen a major transformation. Unlike the prior years of institutionalizing those that show a cognitive deficit, the modern model focuses on the individual’s capabilities. The new philosophy places importance on what you can do instead what you can’t do as well as others. Starting from this simple truth, the DD profession has taken a second look at the people in their care. The result has been a dramatic shift from institutional care to a community-based experience that promotes the maximum independence of each individual.
The Housing Connection Inc.: An Independent Non-Profit Corporation
The primary focus of the DD Board is people and their care; the primary focus of the Housing Connection board is real estate and its efficient management. Experience has shown that the most effective model for these two distinct but related tasks is that of two independent but closely linked organizations. As a result, there are two separate Boards, united by the mission of serving persons with DD and their families. Formal interrelationships are worth noting:
- HC receives partial funding each year from the DD Board
- HC has board members that have served on the DD Board
- HC works closely with the DD Board to provide community based housing for individuals.
What does this organizational structure mean? The citizens of Clark County can be confident that their tax dollars support a community-based DD service that combines compassion with stewardship grounded in professional management practices.
Disabilities of Clark County Board
What does this organizational structure mean? The citizens of Clark County can be confident that their tax dollars support a community-based developmental disability service that combines compassion with stewardship grounded in professional management practices.