A new long-term residential option for adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities in Douglas County
Continuum of Colorado celebrated the grand opening of Agave House, their new Personal Care Alternative (PCA) home in Douglas County, on October 13, 2022!
Housing supports and services for adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD) in Douglas County have been a long-standing need. Agave House will provide long-term residential care for up to three adults with I/DD who rely upon the I/DD Medicaid waiver for housing and residential support in Douglas County.
Aside from housing, the Agave Residential Services team, which will include on-site staff, will be responsible for the health, safety, and habilitation needs and enable choice and independence for residents. This will include a variety of activities within the home and in the community to promote personal care, development, and social well-being.
“This enables us to continue to provide community-based services to individuals with high medical needs in a more person-centered environment,” said Alexa Lanpher, executive director of Continuum of Colorado.
This project was conceived, planned, and fulfilled thanks to the support of the Douglas County Board of County Commissioners and the Continuum of Colorado Board of Directors. Funding for this project was made possible through the voter-approved Douglas County Developmental Disabilities Mill Levy funds and other grant funding through Developmental Pathways, Inc. Continuum of Colorado worked with Developmental Pathways to identify the most-in-need potential residents.
“We celebrate this day with you as one more example of how Douglas County, the Board of County Commissioners, the citizens of Douglas County, and many partners with whom we work demonstrate our decades-long support for persons with I/DD and their families,” stated Lora L. Thomas, Commissioner of Douglas County.
Continuum is excited to bring this service to the Douglas County residents and continue to serve and empower individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities to live a meaningful life.
About Continuum of Colorado:
Continuum of Colorado is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency providing services to people with a wide range of abilities. At Continuum, we empower individuals to live a meaningful life. We believe it is our responsibility not only to meet the needs of each individual we support but also to partner with our supported individuals to help them reach milestones, achieve their goals, and make their dreams a reality. Person-centeredness is not just a trend or buzzword to us; it’s a philosophy that embodies each Direct Support Professional we hire. Our mission is to be a partner in choice and independence by collaborating with individuals and their families to provide high-quality lifetime supports that will empower them to thrive in their community.