*The information below is subject to change without notice.
Is Trailhead Community a non-profit?
Yes, we are a 501(c)3 IRS designated non-profit corporation. Tax Identification Number: 81-1530004.
Will you offer QMap trained staff to dispense medications?
No. Trailhead Community will not oversee medication administration to residents. If a resident requires this service, we suggest they contact Stepping Stone Support Center or another agency who can provide a QMAP trained staff to administer their medications.
When can I apply for my daughter/son?
Watch our website and FaceBook page for announcements regarding pre-qualification procedures. In the meantime, please make sure to take our Interest Survey so we can learn more about your individual needs.
Why did you change your name to Trailhead Community?
We felt that we needed to better differentiate ourselves from Stepping Stone Support Center since we are a different entity. We still work closely with Stepping Stone so we wanted to minimize confusion.
Is Trailhead Community owned by Stepping Stone Support Center?
No, Stepping Stone Support Center is a completely separate corporation with no legal ties to Trailhead Community. What unites to two entities is their common mission, which is to help individuals with developmental disabilities to lead independent and productive lives. Stepping Stone Support Center also donates office space and staff time to Trailhead Community.
Can’t adults with developmental disabilities afford their own housing?
Adults with disabilities who rely on SSA benefits (SSI or SSDI) have an average disability income of $800 per month. In the Littleton area, the average rent for a one bedroom apartment is $1542 per month.
How big is the need for housing for adults with developmental disabilities?
In Colorado, over 12,000 people with developmental disabilities are currently living with a caregiver age 60 or older.
Will Trailhead Community be bound by the Fair Housing Laws?
What are your rental rates?
Our studio apartments start at $600 per month, including utilities. Rent for all units will be income based.
Will you accept residents who are on the Comprehensive Waiver?
Trailhead will not be a provider under the HCBS or DD waivers. An individual who has a DD waiver will be evaluated on the same criteria as all other tenants, and the individual will be responsible for paying the rent. Any other services provided under the DD waiver must be arranged through licensed agencies.
Will you accept residents with disabilities who are not on SLS?
SLS waivers are not required to live at Trailhead Community nor are SLS services provided by Trailhead Community.
Will you accept residents who need G-tube feedings and/or nursing oversight?
Trailhead Community does not provide any medical services. Tenants may arrange for providers to come to their apartments. Two bedroom units could house an individual with a live in provider.
Will you use tax credits to partially fund this building?
No. We are not accepting any government funding.
Do you have a waiting list?
We expect we will have a waiting list but prequalification procedures have not yet been announced.
Is this the only building you are planning?
No. This building is being designed with the help of generous suppliers who are building a prototype for what we hope will be many more projects.
Will you allow pets? If so, which ones?
Pet policies have not been determined. We will seek to be sensitive to those who have animal allergies with the value of caring for a pet.
What do you anticipate the rent to be?
Depending on income and floorplans, rents are expected to range from $650 per month to $2000 per month. Rents will include utilities, parking, partial meal plan and laundry credit and wifi internet access.
Will there be laundry facilities on site?
When will the apartments be ready to be moved into?
Many variables will determine our move in date. The most optimistic estimate is late 2021. The biggest variable is funding. Will you help? A transitional group (“The Pioneers” will be moved in first to work out the kinks of a new building and formation of program.
Can we purchase a unit?
No. Units are available only for rent.
When will we get a building Permit?
We are on track to get a building permit by July
2020 (barring unforeseen obstacles).