Creating a future where individuals with disabilities can share the common bond of community living in a supportive, dignified and productive 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. Soon after that a second community organized at Woodchase Apartments. There are currently two communitiews at Summerfield Glen and two at Woodchase Apartments. You can visit Norfolk Homes to learn more about condos available at Summerfield Glen. Woodchase Apartments offer some sliding-scale rates.
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.