The Heinzerling Community
What is your organization’s mission statement?
The mission of the Heinzerling Foundation is to provide a loving and nurturing environment that enriches the development, education, and quality of life of individuals with severe or profound developmental disabilities.
What population do you serve?
There is a wide range of levels of developmental disabilities. The Heinzerling Foundation serves individuals who have very serious and complicated disabilities. Almost all of the individuals who live at Heinzerling do not have the ability to walk or talk. All the residents have their own wheelchairs. Several use specially designed systems to communicate with other people. Many of them have serious medical conditions. Although they live at Heinzerling, some of the individuals spend time with their families when they visit. Many of our residents go to school and other programs during the day to learn new things and have fun with other people. The residents range in age from infancy to about 80 years of age.
How many do you serve in a year?
The Heinzerling Foundation provides 24 hour residential care for 208 individuals with severe developmental disabilities. We are normally at 100% capacity and at times, we have a waiting list. Our central location, immaculate facilities and reputation for high quality care makes the Heinzerling Foundation a much sought after organization.
Currently, we have two facilities:
-Heinzerling Memorial Foundation (HMF) is home to 104 children and young adults.
-Heinzerling Developmental Center (HDC) is home to 104 adults over the age of 22.