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Creating a Home
of Their Own

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Our mission is creating and designing an extraordinary opportunity for people to come together in an integrated and intentional apartment community.

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Our mission is designing and creating an extraordinary opportunity for people to come together in an integrated and intentional apartment community.

Join us for Cocktails & Comedy starring Josh Blue

Our event has been postponed due to the CoVid19 Crisis, but Josh will be back. Watch for future updates! Critics have said Josh is not a cerebral palsy comic; he’s a comic who happens to have cerebral palsy. Following his groundbreaking win on NBC’s Last Comic Standing in 2006, Josh Blue has risen through the ranks to become a well-established headliner at venues throughout the world.

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Developing housing solutions for...

Adults with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities

Our original and primary focus is the extreme need for housing for adults with IDD who need an independent living experience that is affordable with their minimal monthly disability income.

Working Professionals/
Millennials

For those employed full time who earn less than the local median income and cannot afford to live near their workplaces. Employees and employers alike testify to a critical need for employee housing.

Middle Income, Active Seniors

The often-overlooked demographic group of seniors with incomes too high to qualify for Medicaid long-term care but too low to access the expensive senior housing options on the market. Our project offers them a unique alternative.

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Community & independence united... at last!

Our first project is an apartment building with 84 units. 50% of the apartments are allocated for adults with developmental disabilities and the rest for tenants from the general population.

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The Need

It estimated that in Colorado, more than 12,000 adults with developmental disabilities live with caretakers who are over the age of 60. In 2019, Section 8 Housing Vouchers in Jefferson County opened its “waitlist to get on the waitlist” for one week. In 2019, Denver housing authority released fewer than 1200 housing vouchers and they received 23,000 applicants! The reality is that the average disability benefit is $800 per month but the average one-bedroom apartment in the Denver metro area is $1540. There is clearly a need for housing that is both affordable and desirable for people with developmental disabilities!

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The Vision

We are approaching the severe need for affordable housing with a thoughtful and intentional solution. Project number one is an 84 unit apartment complex that will be the home to adults with developmental disabilities, active seniors and working professionals. The community will be integrated and run by a cooperative management model with decisions made by a vote of the group as a whole.

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The Future

Trailhead Community is a completely unique model that will integrate people from many walks of life into a cooperative community to benefit them all. With state-of-the-art technology, universal design features and advanced progressive thinking, this project will pioneer a new way for addressing the ever growing housing crisis. This building will serve as a prototype for many other projects to come.

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What's Happening at Trailhead

Technology Design for Trailhead Community

What role does technology play in creating a safe, independent living environment for adults with developmental disabilities? KGA hosted guest blogger Ken Wilkinson of Layer 10, is here to answer that question. Layer 10 takes a unique approach to selecting the appropriate technology ecosystem for Trailhead.

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Waiting Six Years To Begin

It was six years ago when a small group of parents met in a living room to discuss the future of their recent high school grads who happened to have developmental disabilities. Gone was the small army of special ed teachers to usher our kids through the maze of growing up.

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Stepping Stone 5K- CANCELLED
June 13, 2020

UPDATE: It is with deep sadness that our annual 5k race has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. We are hopeful to resume this event in the Summer of 2021. Stepping Stone Support Center and Trailhead Community have come together to present this amazing event to benefit adults with developmental disabilities. We are raising both awareness and funds to give these participants a home of their own!

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