CRi is dedicated to providing personalized resources to people with mental health needs or developmental disabilities.
Have you thought about what you will do when you are no longer able to live in your current home? Due to various circumstances each of us face, at some point in our lives we will likely have to consider changing our living environment – either for ourselves or someone we love. This year, thanks to your kindness and generosity, we were able to assist five individuals in Manassas, Virginia in the most incredible way by custom designing a home to meet their individual needs.Read More...
Dedicated to providing caring resources needed to live their best lives, CRi believes people can make choices on their own & live independent, full, & meaningful lives. Since 1975, CRi has been relentlessly focused on what’s possible. By investing the respect, time & effort, CRi finds positive ways to meet the needs of the people in local communities.
CRi is transforming how at-risk youth & people with developmental disabilities or mental health needs live, work & play. Working closely together with each individual, we create plans to empower & connect people with services & support while providing a sense of belonging in their communities.
COVID-19 challenged the disability support community, & the world, in ways no one could have imagined. Social isolation, program closures, health & safety concerns, staffing shortages, & policy changes are just a few examples of the pandemic's impact on an industry that already works harder than many to support some of the region's most vulnerable populations.Read More
“RBK voluntarily entered into the LIFT program having been homeless and living in a shelter for several months. She entered LIFT with goals of continuing her education, obtaining consistent employment and enlisting in the military. During one of her quarterly assessments, RBK articulated an additional personal goal of becoming a lifeguard. When her LIFT case manager discussed with her the steps needed to help her bring the goal to fruition, RBK vacillated between uncertainty and fear. RBK benefitted from a workshop hosted by LIFT in which a professional vocational coach gave tips on determining areas of employment based upon individual skills/interests and how to keep that job once obtained. It was during this meeting that RBK publicly acknowledged her desire to be a lifeguard. RBK admitted to not being the most confident swimmer and knew she would need to increase her confidence in the water. RBK and LIFT staff began helping RBK map out the steps needed to reach her personal goal of earning her lifeguard certification. As the first step, RBK was referred to a local training facility. LIFT staff provided directions on how to take public transportation and travel independently. Throughout the training process, staff maintained consistent encouragement and assurance as RBK offered a lot of nervous excuses for not being able to accomplish the goal. LIFT staff helped RBK learn about the required classes, fees and turn- around time. RBK independently visited the facility and enrolled herself in the course. Within two weeks, she completed the coursework and obtained employment as a weekend lifeguard in an apartment complex. She has been thrilled with her success and is very happy to have completed a personal goal. This success has laid a foundation for further accomplishments in her life.”- LIFT Participant
Mark your calendars for June 8, 2024 beacause SummerFest is BACK! To sponsor SummerFest, email Betsy at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Potential volunteers, please contact email@example.com to learn how to get involved in the fun! More information will be available in early 2024.Read More
CRi & The Black Executive Leadership Program is delighted to announce the successful completion of its Spring 2023 cohort.Keep Reading
Thank you for your interest in CRi’s supports. Our admission team works to make the referrals & admissions process as streamlined as possible for people in need of support. Referral sources include case managers, physicians, insurance companies, &/or family members.
We LOVE Volunteers! Volunteers are essential in helping CRi provide diverse opportunities for community engagement for both the people we support & our friends & neighbors. Volunteer opportunities may include special event support, committee involvement, property maintenance, office support, & more.
Philanthropic support is critical to helping people with disabilities live their best life. With public funding at significant risk, we are dependent upon private contributions to give vulnerable people the life they deserve. Your generous gift will go to providing immediate supports for people in the local community.