Harmony will be a place where individuals with different abilities, their families, and friends find a community with the goal for each person to reach their highest, God-given potential.
Right now, there are 2,490 individuals in South Carolina with intellectual disabilities who are being cared for by a parent 65 or older. Simply, there are not enough places for these adult children with special needs to be housed once their parents pass away.
So we are building a community where parents would live in their own home and, when needed, take advantage of a full step-down retirement facility and a full nursing care facility. Our children would live in their own "younger home" on campus with younger staff, enjoying independence with supports as necessary.
This community would create a wealth of job opportunities and micro-businesses such as a working farm, small motor repair, food services, housekeeping, shadowing, yard care, and personal care needs.
For the past 11 years, we have prayed and asked God for clarity and what He might want. Along with the Harmony Board, we have begun to gather like-minded people to brainstorm about the future of Harmony Christian Community. Together, we will create a self-sustaining community where all are valued and all have a future.