Mission Statement:

  • To create a sustainable, multigenerational, life-sharing community within North Adams that includes persons with disabilities, families, and friends.

Vision Statement:

  • We believe that everyone deserves to be a life-long contributing member of a diverse community, and to have the opportunity to form meaningful relationships. We envision a community that will provide opportunities for people with different abilities to live, work, and play together.

Core Values:

  • We will nurture one another’s interests and abilities. We support the individual interests and choices of each member of the community.
  • We believe that all members of our community have something to learn from one another.
  • We will work to provide opportunities that promote our sense of being a community.
  • We will enjoy shared celebrations.
  • Physical proximity to a larger community is important.
  • A gathering space is essential.
  • Everyone should have a voice at the table.
  • Diversity of age, gender, abilities, and culture is important.
  • We have are committed to supporting each others’ needs as they change over time.
  • Our goal is to set up a community that outlives its founders.
  • Each family or resident should have their own living space.
  • Housing options should be flexible and change to meet individual needs.
  • People should never be defined by their disabilities.
  • Each person’s life plan should reflect his/her needs and desires.
  • Our community will encourage an active and healthy lifestyle.
  • We will support environmentally healthy choices.