Creating a future where individuals with disabilities can share the common bond of supportive living in a dignified, productive and independent manner.


We’re On a Mission

Intentional Communities of Washtenaw (ICW) is a group of parents, families and friends who want to improve the quality of life for adults with developmental disabilities by providing housing, employment and social opportunities. Based on a model of “community interdependence,” ICW promotes development of individual strengths and gifts while respecting personal needs and preferences. ICW community building strives to improve the lives of adults with disabilities that:

  • Create unique, high quality housing options for clusters of 6-10 individuals
  • Provide a Community Builder to live on-site to support independent living and facilitate social activities
  • Develop a large network of families, individuals and businesses who support and participate in social, recreational and educational activities


We’re Building Community

In May 2008 ICW proudly opened its first community at Summerfield Glen. You can visit Norfolk Homes to learn more about Summerfield Glen.

ICW continues to actively research housing options in the Ann Arbor area that will provide more independent living for individuals with disabilities in a community setting. Several housing options are being investigated including, but not limited to, rental property, condominiums and new construction. One such property under consideration now is a renovation of a brick farm house one mile west of Wagner Road. The Housing Options Committee is using agreed upon criteria to choose the best available model for ICW’s residences.


  • BowlaPalooza Coming Sunday May 15, 3- 6 pm at Revel & Roll