Thrive Communities exists to provide innovative housing designed to transition disabled adults and their aging non-disabled parents into independent living.
There are an estimated 1,429 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities living with aging parents and/or caregivers who are over age 60 in Wyoming today. Nationally, nearly one million adult disabled individuals are living with their aging parents. This data is taken from The State of the States in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Washington, D.C.: American Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2015.
Parents spend years pulled in two directions... supporting their disabled children still living at home and striving to help them become independent enough to survive when the parents are too elderly to care for them or pass away. Even if their children live independently, parents agonize about what will happen to these children when they die with few or no support services available to them.
Thrive Communities is a not-for-proﬁt housing community whose mission is to transition disabled adults and their aging non-disabled parents into independent living. We provide an environment where individuals can thrive in a community that understands and supports their special needs.