The dream of High Point Village started with numerous parents having conversations about what the future of their special needs loved ones held once they graduated high school. Parents with older children expressed concern about what would happen to their children when they died. Where would they live? Parents and caregivers had these concerns even when there were wonderful siblings to help.
In January of 2008, an informational meeting for interested parents was held to discuss the need for a place like High Point Village. Forty-five parents and other interested individuals attended that first meeting. Parents were asked to imagine what it would be like to have a residential community for their children—a community where they could live and learn and thrive with supported independence. Parents were challenged to unite in order to make the dream of a large residential living community a reality.
Since then, a core group of parents and other caring individuals met consistently to solidify the vision for High Point Village. They decided upon a name, set up by a board of directors, and became a non-profit organization. Bacon Heights Baptist Church offered the opportunity to rent their property on 110th and Slide Road.
Since 2008, High Point Village has become a thriving organization that serves over 190 people. We currently offer 14 different after school programs at our enrichment center, social events, fundraisers and camps.
Our Current Need
The current facility that we use has been a blessing to us over the past few years. However, because of the growing popularity of our classes, our increased number of volunteers and participants, and the increased number of events offered at High Point Village, we are in desperate need of a new, larger building. We are blessed to have consistently increasing participants each semester, but accommodating ever participant and class has become a challenge.
During the past year, we have served over 190 individuals in our classes, camps and social events. It has been estimated that over 250,000 functionally disabled individuals ages 5-64 live in or within 175 miles of the Lubbock metropolitan area.
To a great extent, these individuals are our “forgotten” citizens. Few educational, social, spiritual, work or other activities and opportunities are available to them. The need is great. Our growth will continue as we meet the needs of this population. The building of a new 19,300 square foot Enrichment Center is the first step of successfully serving this community.
Our Future Plan
The ultimate goal for High Point Village is to be an outstanding living community for adults with special needs where they can live safely and independently as possible among their peers. High Point Village will be a place where they can live, work, and socialize in a supported environment so they can have the quality of life they desire and deserve.
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