Who are we?
Starting in about 2012, three social service providers came together because we wanted to produce better outcomes for persons with intellectual disabilities and their families. It wasn’t that our organizations were providing poor services—we enjoyed good reputations and relationships with funders and families, and we routinely flew through accreditation. But the rhetoric of “good lives in welcoming communities” didn’t square with the reality that many individuals were living less than fulsome lives within programs and services. And it weighed on us. Too many individuals were living unwitnessed lives, ghosting through our communities but not part of community life. Not really.