Why Unity Village Community?
One of the biggest concerns of parents of special needs individuals is “What will happen when I’m gone?” The answer is the Unity Village Community! We want to not only give parents the peace of mind knowing that their child is being taken care of in the event of the unthinkable, but also give their children the independence that they need and deserve!
Background of UVC
Unity Village Community will be a self-funded and operated community designed to focus on and accommodate adults with special needs. This community would be a safe gated residential living area in walking distance to activities, jobs and education. Adults with special needs will live 4 per house with a “House Mom”. Everyone will be prescreened to see who would live best together. Residents with all types of disabilities will have a place to call home!
Inside the gated residential area there will be:
- Market for residents to shop for food and necessities
- A Chapel– available for worship, open to all religions
- Two parks– for recreations in the village
Outside the gated residential area there will be:
- D.R.E.A.M.S. Recreation and Resource Center
- Quick Care Medical Center
- Shopping, Retail center, An Outlet Mall
- 1000 Seat Theater
- Residential area for family/staff
Where We Are Now?
In the last year, there have been many major developments bringing us closer to having our dream of the Village. We have found a contractor, Brian Guidry, and have met with landowners in South Lafayette that understand our vision of UVC and want to help us make it a reality. Once we have decided on the land, we will be applying for a USDA Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant Program to begin the first phase of the Unity Village Community!
Phase One – Build the D.R.E.A.M.S. Community Center and a few individual houses
Phase Two – Bring in retail, professional offices and 10 more homes
Phase Three – Add the remaining homes and a 1000 seat theatre