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Fill-A-Need Foundation

Fill-A-Need Foundation: Bridging the Gap Between Adults with Special Needs and the Community...

The Need

Fill-A-Need Foundation is passionate and dedicated to creating a secure future for adults with special needs. There are many gaps that lie between adults with special needs and the community therefore hindering their options on the path to a successful and independent future. Fill-A-Need Foundation has a solution: The Hamlet.

The number of adults living with special needs is unimaginable. Many of these adults are a waiting list for services. The number of children that will be placed on the list when they turn 21 is truly unthinkable. The amount of serviceable adults with Special Needs will multiply by more than 100% within the next 10 years. Today, Autism is the most newsworthy disability, having a 1 in 88 diagnosis rate. Research shows that this number will continue to rise.

The issue that Fill-A-Need is focused on is the fact that these students will be aging out of high school at a higher rate. After high school, the NEXT STEP towards a rewarding future doesn't exist. Government assistance for adults with disabilities is earmarked for services. Services only exist id there are programs. Programs are only created when parents and community members build them. Their future is in our hands.

The Initiative

We have a global problem, but Fill-A-Need has a local solution. One of the Foundation's goals is to design, develop, and manage a self-sustaining, green campus called The Hamlet. The Hamlet will have a vocational training program called Hamlet Academy. This will be a place where adults living with special needs can develop their skills to their fullest potential. Through these skills, the student's creations will support a financially self-sustaining campus.

The Hamlet is where special needs, environmental concerns and community involvement come together.

The Hamlet

Fill-A-Need Foundation is passionate and dedicated to creating a secure future for adults with special needs. There are many gaps that lie between adults with special needs and the community therefore hindering their options on the path to a successful and independent future. Fill-A-Need Foundation has a solution: The Hamlet.

Special Needs

Hamlet Academy will be a place where adults with special needs will can begin to build their future. They will be able to maintain their social and educational skills, while developing new vocational skills of their choice. These skills will be the building blocks for exploring passions, securing employment and creating a life of independence.

 

Community Needs

The Hamlet will be built within the community. This campus will offer a shared space where community members can gather and interact with one another. It will be a place for shopping, dining, and enjoying recreational activities; while exploring the creations and unique talents of the adults with special needs.

Environmental Needs

The Hamlet campus will be a platinum-grade green campus. It will implement the latest green technologies to protect the environment, create energy efficiency, help water conservation, improve air quality, and reduce overall operating costs. Environmental initiatives within the campus will provide a safer and healthier experience for all.