Visions for Creative Housing Solutions, apartments for adults with developmental disabilities, is looking to expand
Going into this weekend, Sylvia Dow figured that about a dozen adults with developmental disabilities occupied the official waiting list for apartments through Visions for Creative Housing Solutions.
During Visions’ third-anniversary open house Saturday at Sunrise Farm, the former inn where Dow and her Visions staff of 16 work with 11 residents, 30-year-old Lyme resident Michelle Baymiller was talking seriously about joining the line.
“I wanted to explore my options,” said Baymiller, one of an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 Americans with Williams syndrome, a genetic condition that causes a wide range of medical problems and learning challenges. “Thirty years with my dad is long enough. I’m getting older. I can’t live with dad forever.
“This is the starting point.” …
Meanwhile, Visions is looking around Lebanon for multi-family, three- and four-apartment buildings to buy. This past July, the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority awarded Visions an Emerging Opportunities Program grant of $50,000, with which Dow hopes to expand to six locations over the next five years.