LIVE, WORK, PLAY, LEARN & CREATE
The Village, designed by The Friedmutter Group, will be built on 8 acres of land, adjacent to Opportunity Village’s Engelstad Campus. It is the ultimate live, work, play, learn & create venue for people with disabilities choosing an active life that is close to work and support programs and is surrounded by peers, family and friends.
The Residences - 8 beautiful 4,200 sq. ft. homes
- Each to house 4 citizens w/disabilities
- Built in the “Desert Contemporary” style
- Built to accommodate all needs
- Has a comfortable place for house parents
- Lots of family-style space
- Private bedrooms with ensuite baths
The Village is designed to give people with disabilities the opportunity to live a close-knit village lifestyle surrounded by beautiful, contemporary design. The Village has advanced security features that create a safe neighborhood while offering all the amenities necessary for community-based, socially active lives.
A World of Possibilities
Citizens with disabilities are, for the first time in history, outliving their parents and family members. The implications are staggering, but the biggest question we hear is “when I am gone, who will be there for my child?”
Right now, there are 147 group homes in Clark County, Nevada; too few to meet the growing need for housing. As one of the nation’s premier providers of services and programs for people with disabilities, we have taken up the challenge to build and operate a world-class living alternative…The Village.
The Village is simply that…a village, a planned community, where everyone knows you and where you can live a small-town life. We’ve described it as “Mayberry” and in essence it is.
Based on the live/work/play/learn/create philosophy, The Village will be located directly adjacent to Opportunity Village’s Engelstad Campus and its residents will be able to walk to work, go to the movies, take part in art and performance programs and have easy access to their Opportunity Village program services coordinators. In addition, public transportation is immediately available and the 215 freeway is less than a mile from The Village.
The Village will have a capacity of 88 residents and offer residences for people seeking a family-style environment where people can receive a higher level of supervision and coordinated community-based social recreation. Each of the homes that make up The Residences will be staffed by highly trained staff. The homes are designed with private bedrooms and baths, a large laundry area and offer much communal family space. They are beautifully styled and will afford a level of supervision and care that goes far beyond current expectations.
We have begun raising funds to turn this dream into a reality. With your contribution, we can help individuals with disabilities lead better, more purposeful and fulfilling lives right here in southern Nevada.