Developmental Disabilities

Agencies that Serve Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

 

HANNAH & FRIENDS

Background: Hannah & Friends Neighborhood provides recreational programs for kids and adults with special needs, as well as residential services for adults with developmental disabilities. 

Volunteers: Volunteers assist with programs such as dance parties, karaoke nights, cooking class, music class and more. Additional volunteer/intern opportunities available in the summer. Volunteers can learn more about opportunities and sign up for events by contacting Katie Teitgen at 574-217-7860x2 or katie@hannahandfriends.org

CORVILLA, INC.


Phone: (574) 289-9779


Website: www.corvilla.org


Background: Corvilla was started by a group of families who had disabled children. These families wanted to created a healthy living environment for their disabled members as they grew to adulthood. Corvilla is now a not-for-profit organization that provides a home for 28 residents with developmental disabilities. We strive to create a comfortable, family atmosphere for all our residents-because in some cases, Corvilla is the only family they have.

Volunteers: Volunteers are needed to develop one-to-one relationships with Corvilla residents. They would be expected to commit at least one academic year to building a relationship with a resident. They could arrange for outings or just spend time visiting their Corvilla friend.

LOGAN CENTER

Phone: (574) 289-4831 x1043

Website: www.logancenter.org


Background: Logan Center provides services for children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families.

Volunteers: Volunteers work directly with Logan Center clients, mostly on one-on-one or in small groups. Activities include recreation, swimming, and classroom work. All volunteers are interviewed and receive on-the-job program orientation. Volunteers are expected to give at least one hour a week regularly, up to a maximum of 5-6 hours a week.

REINS OF LIFE

Phone: (574) 232-0853

Website: www.reinsoflife.org


Background: Reins of Life exists to provide therapeutic horseback riding opportunities for people with disabilities; to promote mental, physical, emotional, and social growth of all involved; to educate the community regarding the benefits of riding as therapy, and the abilities of children and adults with disabilities; and to improve the attitudes of society toward persons with disabilities. Our instructors are accredited by the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association, and therapeutic horseback riding is recognized by the American Occupational Therapy Association and the American Physical Therapy Association.

Volunteers: You can volunteer to be a horse leader or side walker during classes, help with facility maintenance, or be involved with horse care and feeding.