About Our Home Community Collaborative
“People crave comfort, people crave connection, and people crave community.
— Marianne Williamson
Building neighborhoods that embrace the diversity of our elders, our community members with disabilities and those with lower income is the purpose of the Inclusive Community Collaborative and our future Our Home communities. “How do we thrive together?” is a question that needs to be addressed by every society.
Until recently, the models of housing and care in this country took their inspiration from the mechanization of industry and agriculture: efficiency of production resulting from economies of scale. It was believed by grouping those with similar needs and deficits together, services could be provided more efficiently and at a lower cost.
The Founding Family
As the Founders of Our Home, ICC, we are a three-generation family that experiences the complex support needs of disability and aging.
Jane, who is both social and private by nature, is the matriarch of the family. In her 70’s she has spent the last 11 years caring for her aging parents and is looking forward to sharing her laughter and insights.
Neva, a delightful young woman who brings a fresh perspective to everything she experiences, has complex support needs due to disability. Soon to be a young adult, she deserves the opportunity for independence outside of her family home while receiving the supports that she needs for everyday life.
Alicia is the “meat” of the Sandwich Generation. She looks forward to the relationships that proximity and shared values can bring to a larger community.
As the families and founders of Our Home, ICC, we base our vision on the understanding that segregating communities based on deficit and need has unforeseen costs both financially and societally. We recognize the value of our community around us for life’s inspiration as well as natural supports. We will be the cornerstones of this community, gathering people around us that share values and goals. We believe that coming together as neighbors, intentionally, will provide the stability that all of our families need to work, live, age and thrive in a community of our choice. This community will be home for all of us; Our Home.Contact Us for more information on
Our Home: Inclusive Community Collaborative